Welcome Jerry Todt, the author of A Maple Valley Christmas!
Tell us a little about yourself.
I live in a small town in Central Virginia with my wife of 25 years and 3 daughters. Most of my working career has been in sales. I’ve enjoyed writing stories since I was in high school and love to entertain people.
Tell us why we’ll love your book.
I think ordinary people will feel as if they could be the characters in the book. I feel most will relate with the main character and the struggle to find true love.
Do you have any strange writing habits?
I have to write while a movie is playing. It has to be a movie with a great musical score and one that I’ve seen numerous times so I’m not tempted to get involved in watching the movie. Any of the Harry Potter movies work for me or the Devil Wears Prada. The one I play the most is Davinci’s Code.
What book do you wish you could have written?
Tale of Two Cities
What authors have inspired you to write?
James Patterson, Dan Brown, Nora Roberts and Joyce Meyers.
What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?
Write what you love. Don’t give up and just know a rejection is never personal.
What’s more important: characters or plot?
Characters! If you can write intriguing characters people can relate to, the plot becomes far less important.
Where can readers find you online?
I’m on Facebook, Instagram and twitter (under @todtjerry)
AUTHOR BIO: Jerry Todt lives in Central Virginia with his wife and three daughters. A soon-to-be first-time grandfather to identical twin boys, he is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and has worked in sales most of his life. Jerry fell in love with books at a young age, when his mother would take him to the local college library to check out books over the summer. The stories would transport him to faraway places and foster the desire to write his own books and give the gift back he received so many times as a child.
A Maple Valley Christmas is available today! Just click HERE.
Erica Holden has been the top real estate agent in Manhattan for three years running and is days away from becoming the youngest partner in her firm’s history. All she has to do is travel to the small upstate town of Maple Valley and get the owner of a large syrup farm to sign the contract to sell. An easy task for the number one agent in New York, right? But when an accident leaves her in a ditch on the side of the road, she realizes nothing is going as planned. And to make matters worse, she’s stuck playing the damsel in distress to hunky good Samaritan, Zach Worthington.
Love has never been on her Christmas list, though. And who can blame her? After a number of disastrous dates, she realizes that finding the man of her dreams is unattainable for a career-focused woman like herself. But Zach is charming and persistent, and she quickly becomes enamored with not only him but with the small town and its friendly residents. When she discovers a shady clause hidden in the back pages of the contract, she becomes emotionally torn between doing what her boss wants and what she knows is right. Now, she must decide if a shot at true love is worth throwing away the partnership she’s worked so hard for.