Jo, welcome to Writers on Reading. Your Southern Romances look sweet as pecan pie! Southern Historical Romance—hmmm…there’s a lot of choices there. As a reader, do you most often seek Southern books? Romances? Historicals? How often do you find all three neatly tied together?
I read a lot of historicals that also have a romance element. Some books out there have all three elements—Southern, historical romance. I enjoy reading books set in the south, but I also read books with many other locales as their setting.
As a writer, you should know better, but as a reader, you know we all do it…so, when did you last “judge a book by the cover”? How did it work out?
The cover is the first thing we are privileged to see—online and on bookstore shelves. So, of course we get that first impression from the cover. My favorite getting-away-from-it-all place is the beach. Whenever I see a cover with a beach scene I know I’m going to like the book and I always do.
Your most recent novel, Wait for Me, released in March. I’m curious, do you read during the months you spend writing a book or is it either/or for you? If so, what did you read while working on this book?
I read during the months I spend writing a book. Immersing myself in a good novel helps me to lower the intensity level of writing. While I wrote Wait for Me, I read Amish, historical romance, World War II romance, and Christian nonfiction books—a variety of genres.
Did a book recently make you laugh or cry?
I bet it it did! She has a grand sense of humor. So, now what is on your to-read list?
In FireflyValley by Amanda Cabot, historical romance, and Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin, World War II historical romance.
Looks like great reading ahead for you. Thanks for visiting, Jo! It was fun to get to know more about you and your reading habits.
Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author of books, articles, and short stories. Her debut novels in the Caney Creek Series and her latest book, Wait for Me, are sweet Southern historical romances. She is a member of ACFW, the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN), and holds a M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University. Jo lives in the US Southeast with her husband, near their two grown children and four grandchildren. Visit Jo at www.johuddleston.com.
You can purchase eBook for Kindle and print copies of Wait for Me at: http://tiny.cc/xndfwx