Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jordyn Redwood's Proof

Hi Jordyn. Thanks for joining us today. 
Thanks so much for having me! It’s so great being here today.

Is there a story behind the novel Proof?
The inspiration for this novel came from a Discovery Health Channel special. Though, I can’t say which one. Don’t want to spoil the plot!

What started you on your writing journey?
I’ve always penned stories from the time I was very young. What put me on the publishing path was failure in my own life and finally surrendering to God’s will. It’s a long story but God’s path, though at times difficult, is always the more rewarding one (and I’m not talking about money.)  

What distracts you from writing the easiest?
Nearly everything. Husband. Kids. Social Media. Research. I have to be very disciplined to make my writing goals.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading? 
The two biggest categories I read are suspense and non-fiction. I’ll list some and put my favorite books by that author in parentheses. My favorite suspense authors are Dean Koontz (Life Expectancy), Lisa Gardner (Love You More), Harlan Coben (The Woods) and Linwood Barclay (Never Look Away). On the Christian side: Robert Liparulo (Comes a Horseman) and Ted Dekker (BoneMan’s Daughters).

For non-fiction it’s usually what I need to research at the time. Right now, I’m reading a lot on near death experiences and research into the physical existence of the soul for my next trilogy.

Which character in Proof most interested you while you wrote? Why?
Oohhh, tough choice. I have a big heart for Detective Nathan Long. I know Lilly has had a rough upbringing but Nathan feels responsible for a hostage situation gone awry and that baggage has altered his course dramatically. That’s where his dogged pursuit of criminals comes from—never wanting to lose a life on his watch again.

If you were a style of music, what style would you be?
A praise and worship song with a good driving beat. That’s what I workout to.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
Yikes! The well is deep I could draw from here. As part of a citizens’ police academy, I got to do a ride-along with a police officer. As he was going lights and sirens to a reported stabbing, I was giving advice to his wife on his cell phone for their young son who had croup—trying to talk calmly as he took turns at Mock 10—throwing me against the window. An ER nurse’s job follows her everywhere. I also snuck a guide dog into an ICU once so he could be a presence for the child as he was dying.

What is your strangest habit? 
I have to be the first one to read a book or magazine. I don’t like to read a new book after someone else. That new book feel and smell needs to be all mine. My husband has actually checked books out from the library because I wouldn’t let him read a book first.

What is your favorite season of the year?
Definitely Autumn. Love the cool, crisp weather. Colors. And—we’re back in holiday candy season.

 What is a favorite seasonal memory from your childhood?
Winter—as that’s when Christmas was. Still one of my favorite things is the Christmas church service where everyone lights candles. So beautiful.  

Are there things you put off doing because you dread them?
Eating the right foods. Exercise—no problem but cutting out chocolate is never going to happen.

What's your favorite meal with family and friends?
I love Mexican food! That’s where I’ll go with friends as my husband isn’t a big fan.

Are there spiritual themes you like to write about?
The sacrificial nature of Christ’s love for us.  

Share a verse or Scripture passage with us that is special to you. (and why it's special)
Joshua 24:15 “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” It just sums up what the goal in life should ultimately be about.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
Poison is the second book in the Bloodline Trilogy and will release Feb 1, 2013. Keelyn Samuals’s sister, Raven, is missing.  Keelyn’s fiancé, SWAT commander Lee Watson, is investigating a string of mysterious deaths that lead him to believe Raven is the killer. Or is she? 

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 Jordyn Redwood is giving away a copy of Proof. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address.You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Until next time. . . Sharon A Lavy


Bethany said...

I'd love to be entered!

Cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

Deb Ragno said...

Thank you for taking that dog into the ICU. Sometimes it is more important to break the rules for the sake of the family and the patient. That isn't quirky, it is compassionate. Please enter me to win a copy of "Proof."
djragno (at) hotmail (dot) com

Brenda Stimely said...

Really enjoyed the interview. This has been a popular book on the blogosphere of late and has really piqued my interest.Congrats on your debut novel!


Diana Flowers said...

Love me some Mexican food too as I was raised in the southwest. Now I'm a southerner and they just don't make it here like they did in AZ. Puleeeze pick me, so I can stop blog stalking this book...I want to read it!! LOL!!


Linda said...

I love medical mysteries. As a new author, I would be so please to read and review her book. Please enter me. Thanks!

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

ann said...

Sounds like a great read for me. Thanks for the chance to win
amhengst at verizon dot net

Redwood's Medical Edge said...

Deb: Thanks for being supportive of the compassionate/quirky/nurse things. We sometimes do bend the rules for the sake of families.

Brenda: Glad word is getting out about Proof.

Diana: I think you are earning a Master's degree in blog stalking Proof. I hope it pays off.

Mattie Piela said...

Please enter me to win a copy! Mattiep(at) comcast(dot)net

Nancee said...

I'd love an opportunity to win this book. I've read several reviews about it, and it sounds really good. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

pol said...

hi enjoyed seeing your blog and reading the interview, I would be interested in being in your drawing, have not read from this author before. thanks for sharing.
Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Rick Estep said...

This is on my List of books to purchase for my church library, it looks great. Thanks for an opportunity to win it!

Librarybooks at religious dot com

Sharon A. Lavy said...

Wow, I wish we had a copy for each of you! Best wishes to all.

Redwood's Medical Edge said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. Like Sharon, I wish everyone could win a copy. I'm glad Sharon is picking the winner.

Rick-- thanks for adding it to your church library! That's awesome.

Jo said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity.


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Thanks for a chance to win. Sounds like a good read. Labberdabberdo@gmail.com

lgm52 said...

Sounds intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway.

lgm52 said...

Sounds intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Julia M. Reffner said...
Jordyn's book sounds intriguing. I love medical thrillers.


August 11, 2012 10:29 AM

Anonymous said...

Caroline Campbell said...
I have just received the book, but I can always use another one to give away. We own a used bookstore, so I have lots of people on my list. I'd like to consider it for our Christian book club, so I have to read it first. So keep me in the drawing.

Caroline McGee

August 11, 2012 3:14 PM

Anonymous said...

Heather Day Gilbert said...
Great interview! I just interviewed Jordyn on my blog and I forgot to ask if she'd giveaway a book! So I'm signing up over here since I want to win it! Grin.

August 11, 2012 8:57 PM

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