Meet a New Columbia II Blogger
JODIE CAIN SMITH
Jodie Cain Smith spent her childhood exploring the shores of
with her three siblings. As a teen in Mobile Bay Mobile,
AL, Jodie’s grandmother told her the gripping
story of an adolescence spent in 1930’s rural Alabama, the rumors surrounding her parents,
and the murder trial that would alter her life.
The tale took root in Jodie’s memory until at last it became The Woods at Barlow Bend, her debut
novel to be released January 2015.
While attending the
where Jodie earned a BFA in Theatre Arts, she met her husband Jay. They began their life on the Army road in
2001 and have not stopped moving since. As
an Army Wife, she has lived in six different states from the extreme heat of University of South Alabama Texas to the blizzards of Michigan’s
Upper Peninsula, where she earned a MAE in School Counseling at . Northern Michigan University
No matter where she has lived, Jodie has been fortunate to hold on to two of her favorite passions: tennis and live theatre. Even in the smallest of towns, as she uses her childhood explorer skills, Jodie has been able to find a community theatre to play amongst the local artists and a tennis court for herself and her favorite opponent, her husband.
Jodie Cain Smith’s feature articles and columns have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Military Spouse's Soul, The Savannah Morning News, and the Fort Hood Sentinel.
To learn more about Jodie Cain Smith and her thoughts on ruling, renovating, and escaping her corner of the world visit her blog The Queendom at http://thequeendom.org.
Jodie's first blog at this site follows.