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Marie Judson's books:

Fantasy

Braided Dimensions Series
Braided Dimensions
Stretched Across Time
Strange Alliances

Available! see Marie Judson's Books

Sci Fi

Elf Stone of the Neyna
Full book coming out Late Spring, 2022
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Braided Dimensions OTHER SITES
Strange Alliances
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Contents:

1) Free eBooks!

2) Marie Judson Blog Post samplings with links
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Free Fantasy Romance, Fairytales, and More

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Urban Fantasy for February

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From Marie Judson's blog:

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What does success mean to you?

I guess the answer is touching people. Lately I've felt successful as a writer. It's certainly not because I'm making money from it. In fact, more often I'm paying out just to create my books. No, lately, I've known the satisfaction, in my soul, that's the reason I worked so hard to write my books over the past dozen years. …

What comes first, plot or characters?

I've worked on two series. I don't know entirely how each started but I'm pretty sure plot concept preceded any character ideas. I believe the main character, in each, emerged from the concept. In my first series, which is fantasy, I accepted a challenge to write a short story for a newsletter contest. I believe my invitation to myself in …

Supergirl

I stumbled on this series which is not my typical choice. Well, sci fi is, but I don't often choose an American series unless it's Lucifer or Angel. Occasionally one like Pretty Little Liars draws me. The "girl" moniker, and stereotypically genderized outfit, could easily have driven me away. I mean, they don't call her adult cousin "Superboy." I suspected …

What is your favorite scene in any of your books?

Over time, the scene my mind goes back to with most relish is the medieval solstice faire. I loved crafting the journey there as well as the time at the faire. The events that immediately precede it are some of the most important in the series. I never broke down the factors that make it my favorite until yesterday, when …

Talking to Readers

Recently I posted about Anchor Bay campground and how Highway 1 loops around it in a horseshoe. Last night, I went to a house on a road that takes off from the base of that horseshoe. The home I visited was on a steep slope, the windows and balcony looking into redwoods, like a tree house. The woman I visited …

How long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

Being a writer of fantasy and science fiction, I don't research before starting a book. But I did a great deal of research during the writing of my fantasy series, Braided Dimensions. I wanted the details of medieval time to be accurate, while blending with what was possible if magic were present. That's what, I think, makes it feel grounded, …

Pondering Vultures

Recently I watched a large bird swooping across the vista visible from my sunporch, admiring its wingspan and flight angles. Recognizing the shape of its flight feathers as those of vultures and condors, I thought about recent posts on Instagram where people commented on amazing hawk or eagle sightings. It hit me that no one ever posts admiringly about having …

Do you find it more challenging to write the first book in a series or the subsequent novels?

The first part of the first book in my series was the hardest for me. Two-thirds of the way into it, the settings, characters, and conflicts had been fleshed out. Much description had been crafted so that pictures were in the readers' heads, and in mine. At that point, I found that I could jump into writing or reworking a …

Do you view writing as a spiritual practice?

In part, I do. Jung called depth psychology "psycho-spiritual" because he took into consideration the soul and spirit as involved with the psyche. When I was working on a Ph.D., I started doing free writes to limber up for dissertation writing, which I found daunting. This led to a daily journaling practice that I've never stopped. I also read a …

Are there therapeutic benefits to modeling a character after someone you know?

The most therapeutic benefit I derived from my first novel was modeling the main character after me, in some ways. At the time, I was recovering from a Ph.D. program that didn't turn out all that well. By shaping some aspects of my MC on my own life, I allowed myself to step into magical realms, out of my every …
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