All About Judythe
Award-winning author Judythe Morgan juggles many hats. She’s an Air Force daughter, Army wife, one time-Department of Army Civilian, mother/grandmother, antique dealer, teacher, mayor’s wife, and sometimes-church pianist.
Her diverse experiences bring life to her characters and you’ll always find a happy ending because she believes in true love, second chances, and forgiveness.
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Five Questions with Judythe
- Describe your decision to become a writer.
My decision? I’m not sure I ever said the words “I want to be a writer.” I’ve simply always loved storytelling and one day I started writing the stories down. The rest, as they say, is history.
- What’s the best thing about being a writer?
I love, love, love that I can create stories that touch my reader’s heart. Whenever I receive a note from a reader telling me how much they enjoyed a story or how they could relate to a character, it’s such a blessing. That’s the best thing about being a writer…hearing from your readers.
- What the hardest thing about being a writer?
For me, the hardest thing is keeping my butt in the chair when distraction comes around. Things like sticking with the writing when life interrupts or the characters go on strike or the doubts bombard about whether the writing is any good. It can be a struggle for any writer.
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received for writing?
I’ve attended workshops with some great writing instructors. People like Donald Maass, Chris Vogler, James Scott Bell, Mary Buckham, DiAnn Mills, Margie Lawson, and Michael Hague. They’ve taught me so much. Each one offered wonderful advice that boiled down to never give up! Find the process that works for you and keep writing.
- What inspired your latest story?
The inspiration for The Pendant’s Promise came from the time when the US Army sent my husband to South Korea during the Vietnam War. I followed as an unauthorized dependent. I didn’t think about negative possibilities. I only knew I didn’t want to be away from my husband for thirteen months. Once there, I worked as a Department of Army civilian at Headquarters Eighth Army in Yongsan, which provided details and feelings for Lily and Alex’s story.
Readers sent questions about the original story characters – How did Lily and Alex meet? Will Shirley and David get together? Those questions propelled my debut novel into a prelude novella and now two more stories. Sign up for my newsletter and watch for the release dates and cover reveals this year.
About The Pendant’s Promise:
A young woman fabricates a marriage and widowhood because her baby’s soldier father is MIA in North Vietnam, but when he turns up twenty years later at her daughter’s wedding, the fiction shatters her comfortable world. Can a love, sidetracked by war, be rekindled when the child born from that love feels betrayed? Or will the original, well-intended lie mean she’ll lose the only man she ever loved and her daughter?
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