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Guest Author - SJD Peterson

Jo has written books that I read over and over again and that doesn't happen often. In this post we get a little insight into an author's inspiration and boy, can I see where it's coming from! Here's Jo... who has also kindly offered an ebook from her backlist for the grand prize draw.

I finished a novel this week and since it is still the one that is foremost in my thoughts at the moment I thought I’d share the inspiration for My Hometown. I don’t normally listen to country music but was at a friend’s home and it was blasting through the speakers. Shortly after arriving the song Give Me Back My Hometown by Eric Church came on and I instantly fell in love with the song and before it was over a new novel was running through my head.

Now My Hometown has nothing to do with the video and really only one phrase in the song sparked Jimmy and Eric’s story but damn what a story it inspired!! However, it was nothing compared to what this photo by Jennifer Tanner did. Meet my inspiration for Eric.


I submitted it to Dreamspinner Press this week so fingers crossed they accept it.

Author Bio:

SJD Peterson, better known as Jo, hails from Michigan. Not the best place to live for someone who hates the cold and snow. When not reading or writing, Jo can be found close to the heater checking out NHL stats and watching the Red Wings kick a little butt. Can't cook, misses the clothes hamper nine out of ten tries, but is handy with power tools.

Visit Jo on

Twitter: @SJDPeterson


Blog: Between The Covers


#SJDPeterson #NowMyHometown #LMSomerton #MM

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