SJD Peterson Stops by to Talk What’s Next ~ Guest Post & Giveaway

I would like to thank SJD Peterson who stopped by to talk with us about her writing process and upcoming projects!  See my 5* review of her December Dreamspinner Press release, Pony, here.


I recently did a post where I reflected on what I had accomplished in 2013. It was a world wind year for me professionally. Yet, as I was looking back, I asked myself, “What can I do in 2014 to top last year?”  My answer? Read—Write—Improve—Repeat.

Every book I write, each round of edits I go through, beta reader comments I read, fan response, review, book I read, teaches me something. I believe the best thank you I can give those who read and support my books, is to keep learning, keep improving and striving to put out the best damn book I can. My amazing fans deserve nothing less than my best. My goal in 2014 will be no different. Read—Write—Improve—Repeat.


I’ve taken on a few challenges this year. I’ll be publishing my first Mystery/Romance I’ve tentatively titled Night Stick (this is subject to change as my mood does) It’s a story set in rural Tennessee in 1952. Tomas Webber an officer of the law has to confront his demons, dark desires he’s kept hidden, when he is forced to take in a stranded motorist during a tornado. It will be published early this year by Wilde City Press. My first book with them, but won’t be the last since I was bad and kind of, sort of, maybe left Night Stick with a bit of a cliff hanger.


For those who have enjoyed the Guards of Folsom series, you’ll get your fix this spring with the release of ROPED. Roped is completely different than anything else in the series. It’s the story of Tek & Jamie who are the two mountain sized men Mason runs into at the end of Tag Team. I have a soft spot for these two characters and for the first time EVER. I didn’t hate this book as I reached the end. In fact, I hated to end it so I’m sure there will be more from Tek & Jamie in the near future. (Promise!) But first I’ll be working on BOUND. The main characters are still a secret but all the characters from the previous books will make an appearance and will need to come together to protect one of their own.

Another first for me is I’ll be dipping my toes into the self-pub world. My BAMF (Bad Ass Mother F*#ker) series will be out in March, April or May….depending on, when I finish it, when I name it, and whether or not I can actually pull it off. I’ll keep you posted. But….yeah…I’m pretty sure you’ll be hearing from Jamie Firestone very soon!


Ooohhhh and Jo has completely embraced the dark side!!!  Splintered, will be out later this year from Dreamspinner Press. Serial killer, blood, gore, mayhem, death!!  Oh yeah, I got into this one big time and what came out skeered me. I always knew I was a bit twisted but obviously my depravity has no bounds. While Splintered has some romantic elements, it’s basically a Thriller/Mystery. I just hope I’ve married the two genres successfully.

And finally, this new year will also see release for Tuck & Owen in Sua Sponte, Innocence to the Max expanded, and last but not least more from Mac & Gunny! Whew I’m exhausted just thinking about it. I better get to work!!



About The Author

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.
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Jo has graciously agreed to give one lucky commenter their very own eBook copy of her latest release, Pony, or another book from her back list.

Contest Ends 30 Jan @11:59pm CST.


Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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24 thoughts on “SJD Peterson Stops by to Talk What’s Next ~ Guest Post & Giveaway

  1. Loved the post, and am very excited about the 2014 plans. Can’t wait for all the stories.

    Should I be drawn for one of the gift-cards, please donate it to Eric’s fund.


  2. Loved hearing more about your upcoming work. I Can’t wait to read them all. I also would like to donate to Eric’s fund should I be chosen.

  3. OOooo I’m so excited for all this! My first book by SJD was Pup but ever since then I’ve been hooked. Like Hanne if drawn for the gift card please donate the money to Eric. 🙂

  4. Yay!! More Tuck & Owen AND more Mac & Gunny sighs, love all of those guys. You rock Jo!! If I win the Gift Card, please donate the money to Eric’s fund as I’ve already got Pony. Thanks and see you in Bristol (hopefully!!) 🙂

  5. The Folsom books sound good. i’m always grateful to the talented authors who keep us all entertained – so grateful for the rinse/lather/rinse/repeat!!

  6. So excited for more Tuck & Owen. I’ve heard great things about your Folsom series – would love a chance to win one of your books. Thanks for the update and giveaway.

  7. Love Jo’s books. I am anxiously awaiting thge next Mac and Gunny, but am intrigued by the Tek and Jamie idea. Can’t wait! If I should win a gift card, please donate to Eric’s fund instead. 😀

  8. I haven’t yet read the Guards of Folsom series, would love the chance to win one of the books. Please count me in. My favorite couple so far from this author are Mac and Gunny (sigh**)

  9. I’ve only read Plan B but I really enjoyed it. Thanks to GB, I will soon be reading Beyond Duty with Mac & Guny. I have heard good things about Pup over at goodreads though:D

  10. I loved every bit of the post except the info on Night Stick – think I’ll have to wait for the second one to be published before I buy. Cliffhangers are a serious hazard to my mental health! Thanks for the warning, though.

  11. The Guards of Folsom series is on my list. I need to get reading, because obviously I’m already behind! So excited about all the plans for the coming year.

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