Today’s Wednesday Writers guests are Jules Montgomery, heroine of Taming Julia, and her creator Jodie Wolfe. I have to tell you, I read this book and loved the heroine! Jodie did a fabulous job of crafting the character and keeping her voice intact, interesting, and entertaining. If you get the chance, check out Taming Julia. I’m sure this interview will enchant you, like it did me. Welcome, Jodie and Julia!
Both Jules and I are glad to be here today. I guess we’ll get on with the interview now.
What is your full name? Do you have a nickname (if so, who calls you this)?
My right name is Julia Walker, I mean Montgomery. Keep forgettin’ I’m hitched now. I don’t ever go by Julia though. Been Jules as far back as I can recall.
Do you have any siblings? If you do, what are/were they like?
I had a sister but she died when I was a wee tyke. I have a big brother, Josh Walker. He’s always been protective of me, so much so that we lived along the trail all the days I remember.
How would you describe your childhood?
I don’t know how to compare it to others since it’s the only one I know, but most of it was spent hidin’ out, makin’ sure we weren’t around folks much. Josh was mighty particular about that. I did have some book learnin’ with a set of McGuffy Readers. My brother taught me how to ride, hunt, track outlaws, and other normal things like that.
Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?
Like I just said, my brother taught me. He’s pretty skilled too since he’s a deputy with the U.S. Marshals.
Who were your friends, and what were they like?
Didn’t rightly have no other friends aside my brother. It’s been nice gettin’ to know Drew; he’s my husband if you didn’t know. I’ve become friends with Drew’s sister, Sarah too.
Who is the person you respect the most, why?
I’d have to say my brother since I’ve known him the longest. I’m learnin’ to respect Drew though, although he’s mighty particular with wantin’ things a certain way. Still haven’t figured him out yet.
What is your favorite food?
A prairie chicken fried up in a skillet along with some trail bread. Mmm. Mmm. That’s good eatin’.
Do you like to read? If so, what do you like to read?
I didn’t have much to read other than them readers, but Drew’s got lots of books. I came across one that was written by a fella named Jules. I think my husband said his name was Jules Verne. Apparently this fella went on a trip around the world in 80 days. Can’t wait to read more of that one.
What is your greatest strength?
Hmm. I would guess my shootin’ and trackin’ abilities. I can read the signs pretty well from the dirt. When I shoot, I don’t miss.
How do you feel about your home/living space?
I’m adjustin’ to livin’ in a house. Must say, it’s one of the best things that’s happened to me.
Thank you kindly for havin’ me here today!
Here’s a little bit more of my story. Apparently it’s a historical romance, whatever that is. It’s found in a book called Taming Julia:
by Jodie Wolfe
In 1875, Kansas bachelor Drew Montgomery’s sole desire is to serve God, but his congregation’s ultimatum that he marry or leave, forces him to advertise for a wife by proxy.
Jules Walker strides into Drew’s life wearing breeches and toting a gun and saddle–more cowboy than bride. After years on the trail, she’s not exactly wife material, but she longs for home and family, and will do anything to ensure Drew never discovers what she really is.
Here’s what happened shortly after I met Drew:
“Josh said couples kiss after they’re hitched. Should we try it? I’ve never done it afore, but I reckon we could give it a shot.” She puckered her lips and waited.
Drew took a big step backward.
Had she used the wrong word? Jules wrinkled her brow, trying to recollect what her brother had said. Had he called it a peck? Nah, couldn’t be. That’s what prairie chickens did when they found a tasty bug.
Jodie Wolfe’s the one who wrote my story. This is more about her:
About the Author:
Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Romance Writers of America (RWA), and COMPEL Training. She’s been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests. A former columnist for Home School Enrichment magazine, her articles can be found online at: Crosswalk, Christian Devotions, and Heirloom Audio. She’s a contributor and co-founder of Stitches Thru Time blog. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at http://www.jodiewolfe.com.
Purchase the book here.