Gazing into the Crystal Ball

September 14, 2007 | Interviews

ST: We’re here for our last day with Judith Rochelle. Tell us, Judith, what does the future hold for you?
JR: More writing and I hope bigger sales. I want to be able to walk into Barnes & Noble and see my books prominently displayed. Beyond that, just more writing and more writing. I have a long ways to go before I run out of ideas

ST: If you had one wish that would be granted, what would it be?
JR: That I would have one book on either the NY Times or USA Today best seller list.

ST: How did you and all your publishers come together?
JR: We have members of our RWA chapter that write for Ellora’s Cave who urged me to submit and through that I also met Marilyn Campbell, who manages their new imprint, The Lotus circle and she asked me to write for her. Wild Rose Press was looking for submissions for their White Rose line (inspirational) and I had one book that needed a home. I love my publishers. They’re great. But before I got to them I collected a stack of rejections letters higher than my junk pile. It’s all about sticking to it until you get that first break.

ST: What’s in the works for the future?
JR: Two sequels for REDEMPTION, four more books after ALWAYS ON MY MIND which is now the first book in a five-book series of psychic romantic suspense, finding a new home for my trilogy – RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, ECHOES OF THE PAST and THE HIRED WIFE, finishing a contemporary Western for Wild Rose Press and a full-length r/s for Ellora’s Cave, plus three novellas I proposed to them. And two sequels to COMING HOME, my inspirational romance. I won’t be leaving the computer chair any time soon!

ST: I am in awe. You are one energetic author. I also want to thank you, Judith, for spending so much time with us. It’s been a great week and I’ve enjoyed learning more about you. The very best to you in the future and keep us posted on your new releases.
JR: Thank you, Sloane, for this opportunity. You are wonderful to provide this venue for us to talk to readers and very supportive of other authors. I’ve really enjoyed this.

ST: You’re very welcome, Judith. I’ll be back next week with multi talented author Marie Treanor. Until then…

Happy Writing!

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7 Responses to “Gazing into the Crystal Ball”

  1. Toni Anderson Says:

    I love Judith’s stories!!! Congrats and best of luck on those dreams!!!

  2. Kelly Kirch Says:

    You are so awesome! It’s great to see you out in interview so that others have a chance to get to know you too.

    …or maybe I should just cut and paste the editor loop emails….hmmm…what’s it worth to ya. 🙂

  3. KyAnn Says:

    Hey lady, keep penning those stories because you bring a special voice to publishing. whether you’re writing inspy or tapping into the heat, I’m in awe of your talent.
    thank you for providing my with wonderful entertainment.


  4. cathy M Says:

    Will look forward to reading more about your new psychic romance suspense series, Always on my Mind.

  5. Judith Rochelle Says:

    Hey, everyone. Thanks for all your great comments, and for reading my interview. So, Kelly, let’s talk, hmmm?????
    Lisa, I should smack myself for not telling people about your books, too, because I love them. You have a voice that pulls you into the stories and never lets go. Amarinda, Cathy, thanks for your comments. And Toni, what a pleasure it is to be in the Killer Passion group with you.

  6. Phyllis N. Crabtree Says:

    Keep those fantastic stories coming!! They are the best.

  7. Judith Rochelle Says:

    Hey Phyllis,
    So glad you visited me here. I lov e eharing from you.