Jodi Bowersox has worn many hats in her life--actress, seamstress, designer, business owner, homeschool teacher, kid's choir director, and artist--but she spends most of her time these days on her latest passion, romance novels.
As an award winning watercolor artist , Jodi specializes in pet portraits, and as a seamstress, she creates women's vests out of men's ties. You can view all her creative endeavors as well as read samples of her books at www.jodibowersox.com.
Jodi lives in the heart of Colorado Springs with her husband and too many cats where they never get tired of looking at the mountain views
I've have been a writer all my life from 4-H news reporting through bad Jr. High poetry to slightly better college poetry to plays, skits, children's programs, children's picture books, and finally, full length fiction.
It was my mother (a long time Romance reader) who encouraged me to try writing that first Romance in 2011. I had a glimmer of an idea, put my fingers to the keyboard, and I was off. It has been my obsession ever since, and I am currently in the middle of my twelfth novel.
What I write would mostly fall in the Romance category, but I'm not one who likes getting put in a box. I have books in Suspense, Faith Fiction, Time Travel, and Small Town categories, and my Work In Progress is a Sci Fi Rom Com.
I have found inspiration for storylines in many places. Several of my books were sparked by a real event in my life---a perturbing incident, a horse accident, and a ride up Pikes Peak in a thunder storm (Interiors By Design; Horses, Adrenaline, and Love; and JOLT). And some were just dropped out of the sky as something I felt the need to write (Rocky Mountain Series). And that Sci Fi Rom Com? Rocky Mountain Redemption has a character who is an author, and Mars Madness is one of the books I attributed to her. I just thought it would be fun to write her books...
The lesson I've learned is patience. You will not be a successful author overnight. (Or at least it is highly unlikely.) Just keep writing. Write what you love, and try not to worry about those that don't appreciate what you do.
If I have any advice for aspiring writers, it's to find that person who will tell you the truth about your book... before your reviewers do. Then be willing to make changes.
Some of my favorite authors are Lois McMaster Bujold (sci fi/fantasy), Tamara Leigh (historical romance), Barbara Nickless (suspense), Marianna Jameson (contemporary romance), J.K. Rowling (fantasy), and Douglas Adams (sci fi comedy).
I'd love to meet any of these people (all those who are still alive, anyway!) just to tell them how much I appreciate their attention to detail, their amazing characters, their consistency in writing good books over and over and for all the laughs, tears, and joy they've brought to my life.
Jive: An American Time-Travel Romance (Lightning Riders Book 3)
Time agent Jewel Jamison promised a young Jack Cavanaugh that she'd be his 26th birthday present. She'd hoped for a fling with the man she'd become obsessed with in the history books, but Jack, having waited ten years for the sexy Jewel to show up in 1919, has plans to build a life together.
Before they can even begin to explore the possibilities, however, Jewel realizes that the timeline is now missing something -- namely World War I. A full-scale "time crisis" is raging as two factions battle through history--one trying to erase war and the other trying to erase time travel and all traces of it. Including traces like Jack Cavanaugh.
As the "Time War" rages, Jewel has to choose: keep her promise to Jack and stay out of the war or break her promise in order to save him.
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I'm generally pulled in a million different directions and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Here's a glimpse of my life - hope you enjoy it! And if there's a big lapse between posts, well, that's the way life goes in Amy's world.