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What is the setting for your mystery Bullet in the Night?Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. I consider it a great, undeserved privilege to live in the Lake Geneva area. Of course I write about this wonderful place. My characters walk the lake path, get coffee at Starbucks and visit City Hall. They run along the side roads and my heroine works in quaint downtown Lake Geneva in a remodeled Victorian home. I hope the energy of this marvelous getaway destination creeps into my writing.How do you develop your characters?My fascinating characters find me. They’re composites of nobody I know who arrive full-blown in my brain. The miracle of writing is you never know who will show up at what point of the manuscript.Some of these interesting people have complex lives that benefit from professional counseling. That’s how I can incorporate my experience as a marriage and family counselor much like John Grisham writes about the law.What’s the theme of Bullet in the Night?Dual theme actually. Friendship and relationships are sacred, undervalued essentials in life. My heroine almost loses a dear friend and colleague which is a wake-up call to treasure those closest to her.The equally emphasized second theme is that people can become new creations with a little social and spiritual assistance. Even hardened criminals can change. It helps to provide them with support and direction.
What other published books have you authored?
I write in multiple genres. I have a new non-fiction book out called How To Be A Super Grandparent. My children’s storybook recently released is Unforgettable Stories For Kids.
In my humble opinion no child should grow up without developing their imagination through reading my Adventures of Tommy Smurlee mystery series for kids eight and up.
Love Always, Mom is the inspiring true story of my eighteen-year-old son’s surviving cancer and being hit by a drunk driver in the same year.
I’ve also written books for teens, kids with cancer, women and men’s marriage and life enrichment non-fiction. View Judith Rolfs amazon author page for a full list of my books.What advice do you have for other authors?Experiment, don’t be afraid to try different genre. Take your time, don’t rush a book to publication. Put writing projects away for a while to let them germinate. But always, always finish what you start. I have some project that were ten plus years from starting point to print.
Also, have fun with sentence structure, let your values shine through your characters, and please above all write happy stuff. Life is hard, but it can be so much fun, let’s convey that in writing.