Jodie Bailey


Today we welcome Jodie Bailey, avid reader and life-long writer, to 3 Questions Wednesday.

(1) What is your favorite book? [Bible excluded]

Jodie: I would have to say A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I just love Francie. The book is almost episodic in how it tells the story of Francie’s life, but it’s a beautiful character arc. I love how real she is, and how much she grows from beginning to end, while still remaining the same character at the core. I read it over and over.

(2) If you could walk into any book, what literary character would you want to be?

Jodie: Hm. That’s a tough one. I am not a fan of conflict, so right there goes pretty much every character ever written.  I guess I’d pick just about any Jane Austen character, but not for the reasons you’d think. I would love to spend a day walking around those beautiful houses and grounds and exploring them. Every time I read her work, I think, “Wow, I’ll bet I could sit down in that garden she’s describing and write an awesome book.”

(3) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? 

Jodie: I hate to fly, so it would have to be a “blink my eyes and be there” kind of thing, but I’d love to see Ireland and Scotland. My husband is Irish and I’m Scots-Irish, and it would be awesome to go there and see where we came from!


Thanks, Jodie, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday! Leave a comment to win a copy of Crossfire.

Jodie Bailey is an Army wife, a mom, and a teacher who believes Mountain Dew, dark chocolate and a trip to the Outer Banks will cure all ills.  In her spare time, she reads cookbooks, rides motorcycles, and searches for the perfect cup of coffee. She is the author of Freefall and Crossfire, from Love Inspired Suspense, and Quilted by Christmas, coming from Abindgon Press in October 2014.  Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband and her daughter.