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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jodi Thomas - Guest blogger today with a Giveaway!

In a few weeks my 29th book WELCOME TO HARMONY will be out and I think it is my best book to date. It is about the people of a small town in Texas and how their lives weave together. When I was a kid I remember seeing my mother and grandmother quilt. In fact, my whole family quilted. I have a room in my house filled with quilts that go back five generations.


But, I don’t quilt. While my sisters were learning I was reading and as an adult, I never thought I had the time. After my third book by mother said to me one day, “You know, Jodi, you quilt with words.” I think it was the nicest thing she ever said to me and she was right. I take bits and pieces of characters lives and what happens in the world and piece them together into a story.

I guess I have a patchwork mind and WELCOME TO HARMONY is my best creation to date.


Once in a while a book comes along that feels like magic from the day I begin writing. I’ve always loved writing stories about small towns and Harmony, Texas is like the town we all wish we were from.


I open with Reagan, a runaway, being dropped off after dark on the Main Street. Before the night is over, she’s stepped into a world she’s never known. A world where she can belong.

As I wrote it seemed like my characters came to me one at a time, sat down, and began to tell me their story. As the book moves through the weeks, you’ll meet a funeral director who cares about everyone he meets, a volunteer fire chief who loves what he does, a sheriff who fights every day to live up to her family, and a child who sees people for who they really are.

This story will touch your heart and make you laugh. By the time you finish, you’ll feel like Harmony is a real place.

I’ll be writing three books set in Harmony and hope you’ll come along with me on the journey. I know your time as a mom is limited with a thousand things always waiting, but when you have a few minutes, step into Harmony. I promise I’ll take you on an adventure.

Thank you Jodi for being at Books and Needlepoint today.  I am so excited that this is the beginning of a trilogy!  Can't wait to see what is coming up next!

GIVEAWAY

Readers - Jodi has given me an extra copy of Welcome to Harmony to give away to one of you! 

Eligibility:  US Residents only

Mandatory Entry: +1 Please leave me a comment with your email address.

Additional entries: +2 Follow me on Google Friend Connect
+2 Follow me on Twitter and Tweet - leave a link or use @kherbrand so I can find it.
+1 Daily tweets after the first one
+1 Follow Jodi on Twitter
+1 Become a friend of Jodi's on Facebook

This giveaway will end June 3.















86 comments:

Natalie W said...

Sounds like a wonderful read. Would love to enter
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Natalie W said...

I'm a google friend follower
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Kara said...

Love, love, love Jodi Thomas. Please enter me....I am a google friend follower.

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Patty said...

I have not heard of this series but I would love to explore it.

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scottsgal said...

I love feel good books like this
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scottsgal said...

I follow your blog
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scottsgal said...

sent facebook friend request
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holdenj said...

It sounds like a great story, thanks for the chance to win.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

+2 I follow via google friend connect.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Martha Lawson said...

I am anxiously awaiting this one. Miss Thomas's books are extraordinary. I have yet to read a disappointing one. She is one of my favorite authors. (I've even got my husband hooked on her Western historicals!) So please enter me.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

+2 Old follower on gfc

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Linda Kish said...

I want to live in Harmony!

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Linda Kish said...

GFC follower 1

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Linda Kish said...

GFC follower 2

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debbie said...

It sounds like a great book. I love stories that show how peoples' lives are interconnected.
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Debbie F said...

this looks so good! Count me in!

Thanks
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Debbie F said...

+2 - follow GFC

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Debbie F said...

Also follow on networked blogs

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Margie said...

Sounds great. Count me in please.
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Margie said...

Sounds great. Count me in please.
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ChristyJan said...

This sounds like a wonderful read ~ please enter me

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ChristyJan said...

GFC follower #1

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ChristyJan said...

GFC follower #2

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ChristyJan said...

+1 Facebook friend of Jodi's


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angie said...

I would love to read this book!
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angie said...

+2 I follow on google friend
+2 I follow on twitter @bangersis
and I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/14058448441
+1 I follow Jodi on twitter
+1 I requested Jodi as a facebook friend
Thanks!
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Cindy W. said...

Oh I would love this book. Please count me in.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am a GFC follower +1

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am a GFC follower +2

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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JHS. said...

Following you on Google & Twitter. Also following Jodi on Twitter, and friended her.

Thanks!

JHS
admin at jhsiess dot com

cheryl c said...

This sounds like a wonderful story. I have enjoyed Jodi's historicals, so I am eager to try one of her contemporaries.
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cheryl c said...

Google Friend follower
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Nancye said...

This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

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Nancye said...

Follower GFC

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#1

Nancye said...

Follower GFC

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#2

Nancye said...

I follow Jodi on Twitter
@NancyeDavis

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Nancye said...

I sent a friend request to Jodi on Facebook

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Nancye said...

I follow you on Twitter and I Tweeted
@NancyeDavis

http://twitter.com/NancyeDavis/status/14112292225

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

#1

Nancye said...

I follow you on Twitter and I Tweeted
@NancyeDavis

http://twitter.com/NancyeDavis/status/14112292225

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

#2

bison61 said...

please sign me up for the book giveaway

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k_sunshine1977 said...

i love jodi thomas! please enter me for this one...

kisah
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k_sunshine1977 said...

i friended jodi on facebook

kisah
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nel said...

Sounds like a awesome book!!!


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nel said...

follow via GFC

dsublady at aol dot com

nel said...

follow via GFC

dsublady at aol dot com

nel said...

follow on twitter

tweet 5/18

http://twitter.com/nelricky/status/14246578713

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nel said...

follow on twitter

tweet 5/18

http://twitter.com/nelricky/status/14246578713

dsublady at aol dot com

nel said...

Follow Jodi on Twitter
@nelricky

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nel said...

a friend request was sent to Jodi's on Facebook

neljo m

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jewelknits said...

This book sounds like a wonderful, heartwarming story! I love books that give us great characters to like! Thanks for the interview and for the chance to win!

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Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.

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Beth said...

I'm a Facebook friend (Beth Book Review).

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Debi said...

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. Thank you!

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Debi said...

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. Thank you!

debraldufek AT hotmail DOT com

misskallie2000 said...

Great interview. I enjoy learning the little things about the authors. Helps to understand how they came up with their idea of their books.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Pls enter me.
+1
+2 Follow via GFC
+2 twitter follower(@misskallie2000
tweet
misskallie2000 Win at kherbrand. http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2010/05/jodi-thomas-guest-blogger-today-with.html
less than 10 seconds ago via web

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rubynreba said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks!
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rubynreba said...

Follower 1
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rubynreba said...

Follower 2
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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like my kind of book. I would really reading it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

Follow on GFC #1

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

Follow on GFC #2

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Dawn M. said...

I love feel-good stories like this. Count me in, please! :0)

Thanks!
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Dawn M. said...

I follow.

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

I follow.

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Christine H said...

I'd love to win this book for my Mom. I don't think she's ever read this author. She never buys books for herself. We have a neighbor that gives us boxes of historical romance novels that she loves. Some books I win I've given to her because they're more her kind than mine. Anyway I'd like to win it for her to try something new.

chirth7@yahoo.com

Christine H said...

I Follow you on Google Friend Connect Christine H
1st entry

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Christine H said...

I Follow you on Google Friend Connect Christine H
2nd entry

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Christine H said...

+2 I Follow you on Twitter, I'm romantic73
Tweet: http://twitter.com/Romantic73/status/15190476172
1st entry

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Christine H said...

2 I Follow you on Twitter, I'm romantic73
Tweet: http://twitter.com/Romantic73/status/15190476172
2nd entry

chirth7@yahoo.com

Christine H said...

+1 Follow Jodi on Twitter-I do
romantic73

chirth7@yahoo.com

Christine H said...

+1 I requested to Become a friend of Jodi's on Facebook.
Christine Hundelt Hirth

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Shirley said...

I'd love to win this book. I don't think I've read the author yet. Thanks for the giveaway!
shundelt@yahoo.com

Shirley said...

I follow via GFC- Shirley
shundelt@yahoo.com
1st entry

Shirley said...

I follow via GFC- Shirley
shundelt@yahoo.com
2nd entry

Shirley said...

I Follow you on Twitter
Grandmamaof10
Tweet-http://twitter.com/Grandmamaof10/status/15190801004
shundelt@yahoo.com
1st entry

Shirley said...

I Follow you on Twitter
Grandmamaof10
Tweet-http://twitter.com/Grandmamaof10/status/15190801004
shundelt@yahoo.com
2nd entry

Shirley said...

+1 I Follow Jodi on Twitter- grandmamaof10
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Shirley said...

+1 requested to Become a friend of Jodi's on Facebook
Shirley Larkin H
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