Category Archives: Jude’s Posts

Doing something small for love

When asked her favourite story theme, a friend of mine always says that she wants to read about people who do great things for love. My answer is the opposite. I want to read about people who persistently do the … Continue reading

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Now is the winter of our discontent

Here in New Zealand, we’re waking to frosty morning and chilly days. I’d like to hibernate my way through winter, but that’s not about to happen. Instead, I’ve finished my novel Unkept Promises and put it up on preorder, nearly … Continue reading

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Where have all the good men gone?

Somewhere in the cusp between several writing projects, the evening news, and every day life, I’ve been pondering heroes. In part, I’m trying not to repeat myself. Maybe it’s just that I like a challenge, or perhaps that I’m easily … Continue reading

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Cat-astrophes and new beginnings

“Would you look after our cats until we move into the new apartment?” asked daughter 3. She thought living with us and our two cats for a few weeks might be less challenging than a cattery, especially for the elderly … Continue reading

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Escape to New Zealand

My latest story collection is on preorder, and will be out on 23 April. All the stories have been published in other collections, but I thought I’d bring together all the stories I’ve set in New Zealand so far. Inside … Continue reading

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What have you learned from this experience?

I’ve been on this fiction journey now for four and a bit years, and I’ve just typed THE END in my seventh novel, with novel number eight more than three quarters done. I have a heap of novellas under my … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I’m in a Valentine’s Day mood today, though it isn’t a holiday I grew up with. Here in New Zealand, sales of Valentine cards and gifts have picked up in the past couple of decades thanks to American television, but … Continue reading

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