Author Archives: Jude Knight

Judging a book by its cover

Have you ever rejected a book because of its cover? Or bought it on the strength of the cover alone? Does it bother you when the cover doesn’t tell you much about the story, or when the details on the … Continue reading

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A wish, a dream, and a plan

Those of you who have been following my posts might have figured that I like a good plan. I write lists, I create spreadsheets, I set up schedules, I use coloured markers to note deadlines on a wall calendar. And … Continue reading

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To my writer and reader friends, with love

Writing can be a solitary pursuit. My invisible friends keep me company, of course. All the time. Thronging inside my head, pushing and shoving to be the one who next gets a moment on the page. Sometimes, they wake me … Continue reading

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Small town New Zealand

In my novellas for Authors of Main Street, I write about small towns with a difference — those like the one I grew up in; the ones I’ve visited relatives and holidayed in; the one I live in now. If … Continue reading

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Taking stock and moving on

Here in the Southern Hemisphere, winter has arrived with a vengeance. We had an extended summer, about a week of autumn then bang. Or rather, blow. And rain, and snow, and cold — oh the cold. I’ve been hunkered down … Continue reading

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New book, new everything

I’ve been busy, busy, busy. The third novel in my historical series, The Golden Redepennings, is on prerelease, and due for publication on 22 May, so it seemed a good time to update my visual branding across cyberspace (well, across … Continue reading

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A few reasons why I read and write romance

“I like reading novels because it provides insight into human behaviour.” (Claire Danes) We learn about people by meeting them; by watching them. In historical novels, the people we meet face different challenges to our own, have been moulded by a … Continue reading

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