Friday, November 1, 2013

Author Jodie Esch writes about her books...


Thanks so much Leanne for inviting me to join your blog today. I’m thrilled to be here.
(Thank you for visiting. It's my pleasure to be your host.)

My Books

I’m writing books for Young Adults –Best Friends Forever-The Girlfriends Series


 Little White Lies

Eighth grader Rachel Scott finally has the perfect boyfriend. He’s good-looking, athletic and wealthy. The only problem is he doesn’t actually exist. Rachel’s escape into her fantasy world worries her parents and they insist she meet with the school counselor. Frustrated with her life and without her best friend’s approval, Rachel heads down a dangerous path, looking for love in all the wrong places.

Little White Pills

Tenth grader Steph Baxter has it all, perfect looks, perfect grades and a perfect life. She’s a model high school student and a member of the cheerleading squad. But in her quest for excellence she takes risks. Soon her simple solution becomes a complex problem. Follow Steph and her best friend Rachel as they cope with Steph’s unexpected journey. Can Steph find support before it’s too late?

Both novels are available on Amazon.ca or Amazon.com downloadable to your Kindle. Or using a free Kindle app downloadable to your computer or any other e-reader. Less than a latte.

Jodie's most recent book...



Rachel and her best friend Steph are spending the summer as junior counselors working at a camp in Vermont. But Rachel’s on a mission.

 What’s a girl supposed to do when she needs a new boyfriend? Enlist the help of a tarot reader, trust the cards and embrace the journey. Spiral into an adventure filled with startling revelations, where nothing is as it appears – and a mysterious, scarred young man’s talents seem almost magical.

My Backstory

I was the eldest of three children in an Air Force family. We moved constantly. I attended schools in Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. My brave mother was always searching for a new set of curtains. And I was always decorating a different bedroom.
After completing elementary teacher training in Montreal, I taught in Quebec, the Northwest Territories and British Columbia. Whew! So many schools. So many kids.
I wanted to write but didn’t have any time until I retired from the land of teaching and school administration. Finally, I dipped my toes in the waters of romance, romantic suspense and women’s fiction, searching for my voice. A number of manuscripts later, I hope that I found it in the world of teens.
 Teen-land is theatrical, humorous, sad and happy. Every emotion you can imagine is woven into one tangled ball. The complexity and the challenges that teens face attracted me to their stories.
 Even though the themes I’ve chosen are serious, I have a main character Rachel who has a quirky sense of humor. Her ability to laugh at herself carries the reader through the grim times. 

What keeps me going?

I’m a big-time reader and collector of books. I have baskets of books tucked away throughout my house. My ‘to-be-read’ pile is rather large. I’m the kind of person who reads in grocery stores, gas station line-ups, waiting rooms etc. I adore reading.
 Excellent writing leaves me shaken and in awe of the skills of the author. I will re-read favorite books to re-gain that special feeling. So when I’m not writing, I’m reading.
 Reading and working at the computer can create a rather lumpy life-style, so in order not to weigh mega pounds –I look after my garden and clean up after our alpacas.

Congratulations, Jodie, on the release of your most recent book...



Rachel and her best friend Steph are spending the summer as junior counselors working at a camp in Vermont. But Rachel’s on a mission.

 What’s a girl supposed to do when she needs a new boyfriend? Enlist the help of a tarot reader, trust the cards and embrace the journey. Spiral into an adventure filled with startling revelations, where nothing is as it appears – and a mysterious, scarred young man’s talents seem almost magical.

I can be found at 

http://www.JodieEsch.com


Please drop by and say ‘Hi’. 

9 comments:

Jacqui Nelson said...

No question about it, Jodie, you definitely found your voice in the "world of teens." I loved all 3 of your novels and I'm so very glad that you published them so I could have the joy of reading them. And can I say too often how wonderful your covers are? Love them too :)

Pat Amsden said...

Hi Jodi

Your books are magical and I love your llama workout!

Celia Lewis said...

Thanks for sharing about your journey to the writing world, Jodie. I have several teen and almost-teen granddaughters, and I'm certain one of these books will appeal!!
No alpacas to clean up after here - so I'm off for a very brisk walk before it rains again. Cheers.

Mimi Barbour said...

Hi Jodi, Geesh! Your covers look wonderful and colorful and the stories sound like ones I'd like to read before passing them on to my niece. The Best of Luck!!

Jodie Esch said...

Hi there Jacqui and Pat,

Thanks for stopping by. Right now I'm in Grant's Pass, Oregon, after a long day of travel. Started plotting book 4 while letting the scenery move by the window. Good thing I travel with mega notebooks.I appreciate your comments.

Shereen Vedam said...

Love your writing, Jodie, and your sense of humor. Best of luck with Little White Magic! Sounds intriguing. :)

Shereen

Laurie Buchanan said...

What a COOL series! And I agree with Jacqui, the covers are enticing as well!

lovindanger said...

Hi Jodie
I love the world you create in your stories. I get lost in it.
Enjoy your travels.
Best
Jo-Ann

Jodie Esch said...

Hi Shereen, Laurie and Jo-Ann,

Thanks so much for your comments.

Shereen- Yes, humour keeps me going and I try to weave it into my writing.

Laurie-the first time I saw the cover of my first book, I was transfixed. I was in a state of shock. I'm super pleased with their simplicity yet boldness.

Jo-Ann-I've enjoyed creating my teen worlds. I especially enjoyed writing Little White Magic.

Thanks everyone for stopping by and taking the time out of your day.