Welcome to Writers' Wednesday! Today I'm visiting with Judith Rochelle, who writes in a variety of romance sub-genres. Enjoy the interview - then make sure to watch her book trailers and visit her website to find out more!
Hi, Judith! Can you start by telling us a little about your background?
I think I’ve had almost every kind of job you can think of – newspaper reporter, insurance agent, special events planner, manager of rock bands, concert promoter, merchant, public relations and fundraising. Ad that doesn’t include the summer I picked beans or the one I spent cleaning out stalls at a stable!
What' your latest published title? Any writing projects waiting in the wings?
My latest published title is a psychic romantic intrigue, Always On My Mind, published by The Lotus Circle, a sister imprint of Ellora’s Cave, and it’s a project that really excited me. I just completed a novella for The Wild Rose Press as part of their Wayback, Texas series called Shadow of the Hawk, that has kind of a mystical quality to it. An d of course I always have a lot on the drawing board.
What do you find most difficult about writing?
Editing and proofreading,. I’m a terrible proofreader and an obsessive self-editor.
What do you find most exciting or rewarding?
The pleasure people tell me they get from my books.
Oh, that's definitely a warm fuzzie :) What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Read and watch football. I’m obsessive about both of them.
So when you write, do you use the computer or compose by hand, oral dictation, or some other method?
I use the computer, but I always carry a notebook with me so I can jot things down as they occur to me – ideas, people, scenes, etc.
Always a fun question: What is your favorite movie? Did it inspire your writing in any way?
The Hunt for Red October, and while it didn’t inspire my writing, it made me drool over Sean Connery. He’s aged very, very well.
Oh, yes, yummy!
Is there anything else you’d like to mention to our blog readers today?
I just want to thank all the people who buy my books and read them, and encourage them to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with their comments. I love hearing from my readers.