Author Archives: judeknight

Some thoughts about sex

It’s a bit of a conundrum. On the one hand, I’ve had readers comment approvingly about a story of mine that has no sex in it. And I worry about whether they think that’s a promise for the next one, … Continue reading

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THE END is the start of a new beginning

Typing those magical words THE END on the current work-in-progress is a wonderful feeling, especially when it is a full-length novel that has been in gestation for more than a year, counting character sketches, thinking about the plot, researching facts … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming…

We are made for festival and ritual, we human beings. We inherit traditions. We adapt them to our needs. We make up our own. Putting out grass for the reindeer on Christmas Eve is an innovation one year and by … Continue reading

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The price of patience

I’ve been waiting for the paeonies to bloom. I’ve wanted to grow my own for thirteen years. We were in Invercargill researching for our book How Local Government Works, and we visited a local Council initiative testing cold-climate crops, where … Continue reading

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Spring has almost finished Springing

Down here on the other side of the planet from most of my fellow Main St authors, the daffodils are over, the tulips are almost finished, and the cherry and plum trees are covered in tiny fruit that will, given … Continue reading

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Jude Knight says ‘hi, and thanks for having me’

Hi, all. I’m thrilled to be here on Main Street with all these amazing authors. Lizzi and I are flesh and blood friends, and both live in small town New Zealand, quite a distance from our colleagues in the Big … Continue reading

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