Do you come up with your title(s) before or after you write the manuscript(s)?
Never, there is aNative American label for me—I’m a mouse person, who crawls through the grass, examining carefullyit stem by stem, and who therefore has a hard time seeing the big picture.Why do you write in the genre(s) that you’ve chosen? My mother again, who simply loved readinghistory and historical fiction. I began by reading all those writers whose works are now being re-issued,such as: Jean Pilady, Margaret Campbell Barnes, Margaret Irwin, etc. I read far earlier writers too, likethe wonderfully talented Elizabeth Goudge, Elizabeth Bowen, Caroline Snedeker and GertrudeAtherton. We lived in an 18th Century house which had a resident ghost, who occasionally showed up toterrify us. (Both my parents saw it.) The past was sometimes more real to me than the present.
What has been your most rewarding experience while in the writing process?
The writing and theresearch!
What has been your most negative experience while in the writing process?
All the rest.
What one positive piece of advice would you give to other authors?
You’ve got to just love to do itand to keep at it. Writing is solitary and hard work, and there are rarely rewards, even for the mostdiligent servants of the Muse.
Who is your favorite author and why?
Cecelia Holland is my favorite modern historical novelist. Shedoes so much research and weaves it so skillfully into her stories that you get that Holy Grail of Historical Novels experience—Time Travel. Her protagonists aren’t all sweetness and light, either, butthey are real and true to their period.
Author Juliet Waldron’s TitlesGenesee - by Juliet WaldronHand Me Down Bride – by Juliet Waldron Independent Heart – by Juliet Waldron Mozart's Wife – by Juliet Waldron My Mozart – by Juliet Waldron Red Magic – by Juliet Waldron What format(s) are your books in: Print Only - E-Book Only - or Both?
Mozart’s Wife, Geneseeand Hand-me-Down Bride are in print and E-book, My Mozart & Red Magic are E-Book only.
What special projects are you working on now and what books do we have to look forward to inthe future?
Roan Rose is the first person story of a peasant girl who becomes an intimate of AnneNeville, a royal heiress who eventually becomes Richard III’s Queen. The heroine lives through the endof the Wars of Roses, but fortune, which has carried her so high, now takes her down again, and back toher original home in a small Yorkshire village.Black Magic is a fantasy historical. It is the sequel to Red Magic and takes up the story of Caterina andChristoph von Hagen’s twins, now adults in the post-Napoleonic Era. There will be adventures for thesiblings in the natural and supernatural world of their mountain home, Heldenberg. White Magic whichis also planned will follow the Austrian von Hagen family through another generation.*************************