Jodé is a life long resident of Poughkeepsie, New York, which serves as the setting for her legal suspense novels. In her writing, she draws upon her experiences as an attorney to capture the tensions that arise when a small community is rocked by tragedy.
Author of the best-selling SEATS: NEW YORK Theatre guidebook, Jode's debut thriller novel, "The Midnight Call", was released by Immortal Works Publishing in 2019. "The Midnight Call" won the 2020 Bronze IPPY Award, the 2020 American Fiction Award, the 2021 Independent Press Award for Legal Thriller, was a 2021 Book Excellence Award Finalist, was short-listed for the 2019 Clue Award and received the First Place Blue Ribbon as "Best Police Procedural" by Chantireviews.com.
Her new thriller, "Hooker Avenue," is being released by Level Best Books on April 19, 2022, and is the second installment in her "Queen City Crimes" series inspired by true crimes in the Hudson Valley.