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…