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just a note to say hello and introduce myself. I've written several short stories, some published and awarded...long ago now, partly because the competition is so much fiercer now and because I've been writing novels. I seem to take a long time to do this. The first off the blocks was published in 2018 by Regency House Publishing (small, Indie press), though hasn't soared. Perhaps because I'm not good at marketing, or because I'm Australian living in France, and Regency is based in the US. People who read it think it's good, though I wish they'd stop sounding so surprised!
Next book will be based in Vietnam in the 60s, using a lot of my experiences as a child there. Currently hunting down an agent. This has already taken and will no doubt continue to take years. I've had a couple of small signs of interest, but they've ended up too busy.
After that in the queue is the still-being-drafted book on the vicar in country Victoria (Australia), whose world is changing in the first half of the 20th century.
This is exhausting. Thanks for being here!
Cheers, Judy
 
Hi Judy

Next book will be based in Vietnam in the 60s, using a lot of my experiences as a child there.
Ohhh, that sounds VERY interesting.

Anyway:

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Hi @JudyC

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just a note to say hello and introduce myself. I've written several short stories, some published and awarded...long ago now, partly because the competition is so much fiercer now and because I've been writing novels. I seem to take a long time to do this. The first off the blocks was published in 2018 by Regency House Publishing (small, Indie press), though hasn't soared. Perhaps because I'm not good at marketing, or because I'm Australian living in France, and Regency is based in the US. People who read it think it's good, though I wish they'd stop sounding so surprised!
Next book will be based in Vietnam in the 60s, using a lot of my experiences as a child there. Currently hunting down an agent. This has already taken and will no doubt continue to take years. I've had a couple of small signs of interest, but they've ended up too busy.
After that in the queue is the still-being-drafted book on the vicar in country Victoria (Australia), whose world is changing in the first half of the 20th century.
This is exhausting. Thanks for being here!
Cheers, Judy
Hi and welcome. My husband’s grandad was a vicar in Australia in the first half of the 20th century, so am looking forward to that. Xx
 
Welcome aboard @JudyC :) Fellow Aussie here, but living in Sydney. Lots of people say it's your 6th published book where you really start to get noticed (and that's not including all the duds under the bed), so I don't imagine you're doing anything wrong :)

Your books sound interesting and that's a great place to be!
 
Welcome to the colony, Judy!

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Maybe see you there later? :)
 
Hello, Judy, and welcome. Glad you found your way here. Your books sound very interesting, and definitely worth persevering with. There are lots of different threads to Litopia but they all make up a very friendly, welcoming community. I'm sure you, and your writing, will fit in well here.
 
just a note to say hello and introduce myself. I've written several short stories, some published and awarded...long ago now, partly because the competition is so much fiercer now and because I've been writing novels. I seem to take a long time to do this. The first off the blocks was published in 2018 by Regency House Publishing (small, Indie press), though hasn't soared. Perhaps because I'm not good at marketing, or because I'm Australian living in France, and Regency is based in the US. People who read it think it's good, though I wish they'd stop sounding so surprised!
Next book will be based in Vietnam in the 60s, using a lot of my experiences as a child there. Currently hunting down an agent. This has already taken and will no doubt continue to take years. I've had a couple of small signs of interest, but they've ended up too busy.
After that in the queue is the still-being-drafted book on the vicar in country Victoria (Australia), whose world is changing in the first half of the 20th century.
This is exhausting. Thanks for being here!
Cheers, Judy
Hi Judy! Your novel sounds interesting!
 
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