Jodi Woody

Biography

I've always loved the written word. I enjoy writing almost as much as reading. My tastes run from science fiction and fantasy, steampunk and westerns, to historical and romance. The only genres I don't read, ever, is horror, (Life is scary enough, why add to that?) And Erotica. My all time favorite stories are fairy tales! Especially ones that have been re-written for adults. Now that my children are now grown, I have started to write again. The ideas are coming faster than my fingers and brain can keep up with. I live in Wisconsin with my husband of thirty three years. We have raised three children of our own and had others in our home off and on over the years, through fostering and just helping those that we 'adopted'. I have nine grandchildren and am blessed to have two with me on a daily basis. Though I plan on writing some Christian fiction, I am first of all a Christian, I do plan on writing some that are purely for entertainment without any kind of "Christian message". My goal is to make some characters come alive and to provide a small place of escape for my readers.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
When I was much younger I finished my first book. After receiving ten letters back from publishers stating that they were not taking any "unsolicited" material, I put writing on the back burner. When I began to write again, the option of self publishing was available. No upfront cost was a major selling point and having control of the content was another.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love reading, so I guess it is just the point of making a story, as well as creating characters that people can relate to, and writing something that may touch a life.
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Where to find Jodi Woody online


Where to buy in print


Books

Stand Up: 21 Days of Devotion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional
Sometimes we just need a few days to get back on track. This book is a short twenty-one day devotional to help you reboot.
Look Up: 21 Days of Devotion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional
Sometimes we just need a few days to get back on track. This book is a short twenty-one day devotional to help you refocus.
Higher Up
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,350. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional
All Christians are on a journey with the Lord. Sometimes we walk away from Him, sometimes we stumble and bumble our way, and sometimes we stay on the path that He has set before us. The important thing about our walk is not that we have made mistakes or have seemingly failed at times, but that we can always get back on the right path. The pages of this devotional come from just such a journey.
Oakfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,290. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When Olivia agreed to spend one week in Oakfield she never dreamed that it would change her life...forever.
Tinkers Most Marvelous Mercy
Series: Tinker and Topper. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Tinker has rescued the people from their slavery to Mr. Topper and restored Beulah, but all is not well in Tinker Town. Who is the mysterious stranger, who is leaving notes under Mrs. O’Malley’s door, and who is the traitor? Can Jayde and her friends solve the mystery and what will happen to the traitor?
Further In
Series: Walking With God: Devotions. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,410. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
All Christians are on a journey with the Lord. Sometimes we walk away from Him, sometimes we stumble and bumble our way, and sometimes we stay on the path that He has set before us. The important thing about our walk is not that we have made mistakes or have seemingly failed at times, but that we can always get back on the right path. The pages of this devotional come from just such a journey.
Deeper Still
Series: Walking With God: Devotions. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,060. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
All Christians are on a journey with the Lord. Sometimes we walk away from Him, sometimes we stumble and bumble our way, and sometimes we stay on the path that He has set before us. The important thing about our walk is not that we have made mistakes or have seemingly failed at times, but that we can always get back on the right path.
Mr. Topper's Fabulous Funtown
Series: Tinker and Topper. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,870. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Funtown is a place of every child’s dreams and Mr. Topper’s world of merry-go-rounds and magic is the place they want to go. But all that glitters is not gold and Funtown is not what it seems.
Beauty's Curse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,870. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Beauty’s Curse is an adult fantasy/fairytale that spans centuries of bondage, shown through the intertwined lives of four people. True love can break the chains that bind.
Unplanned Love
Series: Savage Love, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,310. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance
(5.00)
Unplanned Love continues the story of the characters from Savage Love. This story of love and family reminds us of the importance of unconditional love and acceptance
Savage Love
Series: Savage Love, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,510. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance
(5.00)
Savage Love is a story of love, hope and new beginnings. When two lives come together, seemingly by chance, both are transformed.
Closer Yet
Series: Walking With God: Devotions, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,820. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional
All Christians are on a journey with the Lord. Sometimes we walk away from Him, sometimes we stumble and bumble our way, and sometimes we stay on the path that He has set before us. The important thing about our walk is not that we have made mistakes or have seemingly failed at times, but that we can always get back on the right path. The pages of this devotional come from just such a journey.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jodi Woody

  • Tears of Min Brock on Jan. 27, 2014

    I was given a copy of this book by the author, J.E. Lowder in exchange for an honest review. I really loved this book! It just kept getting better the farther I got. I loved the storyline, the characters are loveable. I found myself wiping away a few tears as I read. A great fantasy world. Will definitely be reading more from this author. There are several main characters, similar to Lord of the Rings. You have to pay attention to keep them all straight. For this reason I think that ages 14 and up would best understand it all, but a good read for jr. high students as well. The story is set in a society with strict rules and regulations about everything. The people live in fear and have given up on thing ever changing, but there is a whisper of hope! I give the book 5 stars.
  • Martyr's Moon on Jan. 27, 2014

    I was given a copy of this book by the author, J.E. Lowder, in exchange for an honest review. I thought I like the first book, but this one is even better! They both were long reads and you have to pay attention, not a light weekend read. I will now have to finish up the “War of the Whispers’ series to find out what happens to our unlikely heroes. This is a wonderful allegory that reminds me of “Lord of the Rings” and “Narnia.” I find myself rooting for the characters. The story is told from many angles following several key players who’s parts take them in different directions, thus the Tolkien feel. I highly recommend this book. I give it five solid stars.
  • The High Duties of Pacia: The Complete Saga on Feb. 06, 2014

    I just loved this book! Because It had all three books in one volume, it was a very long read. I read and read, cried and cried, chuckled and read some more. Then when it all finished up, I was not ready to say goodbye to all my new friends! This is an epic fantasy, many characters, (think of Tolkien's books), it is the usual good versus evil plot. I can't even imagine the time put into the names, lands, peoples and creatures, the different languages and customs. The characters were lovable, and my two favorite were Belo and Rafe, who were both "Amazing Nice," and provided some comic relief. I had this book on my reading list and was thrilled when the Author, Bob Craton, offered me a copy in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, I'll read this one again, maybe more than once. 5 stars from me! Appropriate for Jr. High and up.
  • Racing Dragons on Feb. 07, 2014

    This was a fun read. Space travel, dragons, and some funny characters. Some of the dialogue was hard for me to follow due to a characters "piercings". I was given a copy of this book by the author, Todd Burnett, exchange for an honest review. I liked the book. Great weekend read. Jr. High and up. Violence, no swearing. Three stars.
  • Water & Storm Country on Feb. 16, 2014

    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Let me start off by saying I begged the author for this book! I have read the others in this series (some I paid for and some I was given) as well as book one in the "Dweller" series. I loved them all. Easy to read, fast paced, full of different cultures and slang. The stories can be read alone, but are part of a growing story line. One more in the series and I am looking forward to reading it. YA fantasy, post apocalyptic at it's greatest. I can recommend for Jr. High and up. Does contain violence and fighting. Nothing too graphic. No swearing (at least not words used in our world) and no sex. The characters are so likable, flawed and realistic. David has a great understanding of the young mind. I give "Water & Storm Country" 5 solid stars. Only now, having finished this book, I realize you should read the "Dweller" series first as they all cumulate in the final book "Earth Dwellers."
  • A Warrior's Redemption on March 31, 2015

    It is unapologetically Christian. However the beliefs and the scriptures are all part of the story and does not come across as cheesy or trite. Several places inspired me to be more open and bold about my own faith! The story about an alternate society on another planet, founded by earthlings that fled before the flood. They have forsworn modern technology and live as in medieval times. The story contains fighting and battles of an epic scale. There is espionage, love, family, loyalty and lots of evil characters. Not a "chick" book. Can not recommend for readers younger than high school due to mature content. This is the first in the series, and I am definitely reading the rest.
  • The Kingdom on March 31, 2015

    I was given a copy of "The Kingdom" by the author, Guy Stanton III, in exchange for an honest review. Mr. Stanton is one of my favorite Christian Fiction authors. He is unapologetically Christian and doesn't mince words. "The Kingdom" is different than his previous work as it is a stand alone book, and an allegory. I really enjoyed the read. It tells the story of God's love for us, and His willingness to forgive, in a world of fallen angels, demonic animals, and half breeds of both. I can recommend for ages 16 and up. No swearing and the only sexual content is implied. This story does include fighting and violence, good versus evil. I give it four stars, I really liked it. (There are some grammatical, and editing issues that need to be fixed.)
  • Journey into the Deep on March 31, 2015

    Guy Stanton III has begun a new series “Water Wars” with “Journey into the Deep.” I have to say there are still some grammar and editing issues with Guy’s writing, but again I must also say the writing is good. The story line is interesting and from an unapologetic Christian view. Guy’s characters are flawed and his writing never comes across as preachy. Good for men and women as it includes action, fighting, and romance. In this story a treasure hunter with a death wish finds more than he wants to in a strange artifact. I give it 4 stars. Didn’t love this one, but I liked it and it was a good read. I am sure I will read the rest of the series as I have read all of the other two series. Just a warning, if you like your Christian fiction without talk of passion, killing, and or imperfect people, these books aren’t for you. However, if you like it to be real…
  • The Blanket of Blessings on April 18, 2015

    The Blanket of Blessing is a great story. It's about a young girl faced with many trials and how she overcomes each one. Clean Christian fiction. Good for ages 13 and up. As someone who crochets I loved the whole blanket of blessing concept. Hoping to read the more of this series. I give it four stars.
  • INFECtIOUS on April 23, 2015

    I am usually not a huge fan of zombie books. There have been a scarce few that I have read and even fewer that I have finished, very rare I like any of them. Having said all of that, let me say I loved this one! First off I got it free on smashwords. Then I was thrilled to find out it was a Christian book (I know a Christian Zombie book!) It's not preachy or cheesy, it is YA, which I usually enjoy. Definitely post rapture, think Dystopian. Main character is a teenage girl living in a sanctuary while the world around her is going to wreck and ruin. The nerdy boy in town is in love with her, and then she meets the zombie... I give it five stars and am going to purchase book two right away. This has a lot of humor, even the titles of the chapters are witty, ex: "My Butt's Hanging Out". Can recommend for teens and up. (caution there is talk of abortion, and eating humans)
  • A Silent Yes on May 21, 2015
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    "A Silent Yes" was a short romance. Wished it would have been longer. Nice writing style. I give it three stars.I liked it. Clean, no swearing or sexual content. Good for teens and up.
  • Sherdan's Prophecy on June 24, 2015

    Sherdan's Prophecy was an enjoyable read. First in a series, and it does leave you kind of hanging. Christian girl meets dictator, some of it was a little far fetched. The main character is a Christian, but there isn't any scriptures or witnessing. End times book with a twist. Written by a UK author so some of the language is different (car trunk is "boot" and almost nine is "going on nine") I will probably finish the series at some point to get the rest of the story. I give it three stars. I liked it.
  • The Sarian's Sword (Tales of Vantoria book 1) on Feb. 04, 2016

    I was given a copy of The Sarian's Sword (Tales of Vantoria book 1) in exchange for an honest review. This is a great fantasy/sci fi read. It is unapologetically Christian and I loved the characters and the mix of modern and old in the story. A good allegory and I love those. I give it four stars. Fun read with a very good message that will get you thinking. No sexual content or swearing, there is fighting and violence (mild). I can recommend for teens and up.
  • Dawn of Shadows on Feb. 06, 2016

    Great Fictional picture of creation and Lucifer's fall. I give it five stars. I loved it. Now I have another series to finish. No swearing, sexual content, or violence. I can recommend for teens and up.