Please help me welcome my special guest Jude Liebermann. We’re swapping blogs for the day, which means I’m over here: www.judesplace.com/blog Once you get done here, hop over and see me.
I had a few quick getting to know you question’s and then on to Jude’s new book. Read on:
How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer and how did that decision affect your life?
This wasn’t really a conscious decision, since I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember: poetry before the age of 10, fiction at the age of 11, first romance at 13 and first novel at 18. I’ve never known a time when I didn’t want to write. Since it isn’t my career though, writing hasn’t impacted my life. Accounting pays the bills.
Who do you think are some of the most under appreciated writers, either contemporary or in history?
Self published authors are the most under appreciated, that’s for sure. Of course, it doesn’t help that some of these writers shouldn’t publish, but there are many more who work hard but find it hard to get recognized. I guess I’m biased since I am one of those self published authors. Luckily, I have had my work recognized by Cobblestone Press, but it’s still hard to be taken seriously as a writer if you don’t have a major book publisher backing you.
What’s a typical writing day like for you?
A typical writing day? What’s that? I’ve never had one of those. When I’m inspired to write, I will be at my keyboard every day for hours at a time. Other times I can go months, even years, without writing a word. When I force myself to write, I may try to get a few hundred words a week, just to keep the creative juices flowing. I currently have two writing projects that are on hold, and who knows when I will be inspired enough to continue either.
Jude’s current release is Pandora’s Box, available now from Cobblestone Press.
Pandora was a successful career woman. She had it all, a nice job and a live-in boyfriend, but something was missing. She then gets the surprise of her life on her birthday, a gigolo.
Cameron is everything she’s ever wanted in a lover, and he shows her what true passion really is. Can she go back to the sedate life she had with Brian? Will she want to?