Author V. Schroeder Publishes ‘Come Back, Joe-Jo’

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New novel takes readers into 14-year-old young farm girl’s world to her adult life.

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This book tells of a continuous struggle of growing up and accepting what life has to teach each young person and older person alike

Author V. Schroeder admits that some events that happened in her life when she was still a teenager up to becoming an adult inspired her to write “Come Back, Joe-Jo: Shining a Light on Life” (published by Xlibris), a novel about the realities of life on the farm during the 60s.

This book tells the story of Judy Turner, a young farm girl who faces many losses and is relying on her wise father to make sense of it all. When an indescribable loss hits the entire Turner family, grief takes hold with the strength to destroy them. New ways of coping that are unfamiliar to them become their only hope of living through the heartache. Always relying on her father’s wisdom, the time comes for him to use her cue to live through his deepest heartache. This novel, loosely taken from actual events, takes readers from the world of a 14-year-old to an adult. Many woes and joys in her life are exposed and dealt with.

“This book tells of a continuous struggle of growing up and accepting what life has to teach each young person and older person alike,” Schroeder says. “It hopefully teaches readers how important family life is and that life is not without painful encounters. There is help for coping and hope for living.”

“Come Back, Joe-Jo” shows to readers how in the 1960s young people respected their parents and relied upon their family structure for guidance, love, strength and discipline. Schroeder hopes that through this novel readers will learn that dealing with what hurts in a sensible, sober way is the only way to rid the mind and heart of the crippling possibilities.

“Come Back, Joe-Jo”
By V. Schroeder
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781503585041
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781503585058
E-Book | 166 pages | ISBN 9781503585034
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
V. Schroeder grew up on a farm in Northern Illinois. She and her husband, Frank, reside in the small town she has called home for her entire life. They have four rescue cats. Her son, Adam, is deceased. She has a daughter, April. Her joy has found spending time with her four grandchildren and daughter and son-in-law. She loves going to church where she finds peace, love and direction. An avid animal lover, gardener, “chef”, hairdresser and now writer, she rarely is bored. She rescues what needs to be and thanks God daily. She uses her late father’s surname to honor him.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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