Hi! I am Jodie Cain Smith, wife, mother, writer, traveler, and ruler of my own queendom, wherever it may be. Hopefully, I will figure out how to properly rule one day, but until then, I will share what I learn on my journey to greatness. I am slightly obsessed with all things fashion: shoes, makeup, clothing, accessories. Every two or three years, my husband and I pick up and move as ordered by the Army, so I love any adventure in home decorating. Also, because of my nomadic life, I am an expert on packing, traveling and all things “on the road again” related. I firmly believe in the old adage, “If you don’t like your station in life, change it!” Above all, I am fiercely loyal to all my subjects: my husband, my family, my friends. I hope you enjoy this site and my take on ruling, renovating, and escaping TheQueendom!. Also, get ready for the release of my debut novel, The Woods at Barlow Bend, based on the true story of my grandmother’s turbulent adolescence in 1930s Alabama, on January 11, 2015!
Update! The last year has been a crazy one. Luckily, I like my life when it’s crazy. Last July, after being told children were not in the cards for me, I became pregnant. Surprise, surprise! So, while carrying my baby who loved to rest firmly on my bladder, my first novel was released a little early. The Woods at Barlow Bend hit shelves on November 19, 2014, and is available on Amazon, B&N, and BAM. In January, I signed the contract for my second novel and joined forces with the Loiacono Literary Agency just in time to give birth to a big, healthy boy in February. Now, my queendom has a prince, and life is so much sweeter with him in it.