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The Fabulous JODI THOMAS is visiting today

It’s such fun to invite friends over for a cup of tea and some fresh-baked cookies so we can chat & catch up on all the news, but today I’m just so excited that you could come!  I’m just dying to introduce you to my new friend, Jodi Thomas.  Did you know she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author?  Well, let me tell you, this girl must do nothing but write…even in her sleep!  She has written 36 novels and 11 short story collections.   Can you believe it?  Anyway, let me hush and give her a chance to tell you what she’s got coming up this year for all of her avid reader fans.


Hi Everyone…thanks for having me over today for a little chat.

With the start of 2013 comes what I think may be my best book yet.  Once in a while I find a story where the characters take off and write the book.  With a young lawyer who thinks someone is trying to kill him and another couple building love from a childhood friendship, CHANCE OF A LIFETIME isn’t going to let you put it down.

In this visit to Harmony, you’ll see people from the town that you’ve met in other books, but the plot begins with a quiet librarian, Emily and her former childhood friend, Tannon Parker.  While he’s grown cold and hard over the years, she’s become afraid of the world.  He comes to the library every Friday night because he knows she’s afraid of the dark and though they barely speak as he walks her out, he thinks his heart only beats when she’s near.  For Tannon and Emily this may be their last CHANCE OF A LIFETIME.

With Emily forming a writing club to draw people into the library and a kid named Beau Yates about to hit it big as a singer, you’ll feel like you’ve lived in Harmony forever and love all the folks.

So, come along with me to Harmony.

Jody has a gift for one lucky commenter today!                         


Now I know all you readers out there can’t resist trying to win the free book, BUT just in case you don’t win…or if you just want to check out all her other wonderful books, click on the link to  Amazon.

In June 2011, WELCOME TO HARMONY, the first book in the Harmony series, won a RITA, the highest award for women’s fiction. Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.


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Pam Asberry - January 23, 2013 - 12:20 am

This sounds like a wonderful story, Jodi! Thank you for blogging with us today!

Laura Russell - January 23, 2013 - 2:10 am

Hi Jodi,
What a great plot, full of yearning and deep emotion. I can see why your books are so popular!

Mary Preston - January 23, 2013 - 3:42 am

I obviously have some reading to catch up on.

Marilyn Baron - January 23, 2013 - 6:36 am

Thank you for blogging with us. Your new book sounds wonderful. I’m interested in finding out more about your short story collections. I love writing short stories and have published four. What is your average word count for a short story and which publishers are in the market for them? Thank you.

Susan Carlisle - January 23, 2013 - 9:34 am

Your books sound wonderful. Thanks for joining us today.

Anna Doll - January 23, 2013 - 10:16 am

I loved it when you said, “The characters write the story.” Don’t you just love when that happens? In all the books you’ve written, what percentage have written themselves?

Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn - January 23, 2013 - 4:28 pm

I really enjoy your books Jodi. I’m sure this one will be on my TBR pile or in my Kindle soon. :-)

Linsey Lanier - January 23, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Jodi, CHANCE OF A LIFETIME sounds like my kind of book. I love quiet librarians. Thanks for being with us today.

Maxine Davis - January 23, 2013 - 9:17 pm

Jodi, welcome to te PF&HT. You are a favorite and Twisted Creek will always be on my favorites shelf. It sounds like Chance of a Lifetime may join it. I can’t wait to read it.

bn100 - January 23, 2013 - 9:50 pm

Sounds like a nice setting for a book.

Hildie McQueen - January 23, 2013 - 10:50 pm

The premise of your book made me go awww…It sounds awesome!

Sandra Elzie - January 24, 2013 - 8:50 am

Your book sounds great…hope to read it soon…it’s in that dreaded To Be Read list of books. :-)

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