Jude Deveraux talks about the creative process for her new Vook novella
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Right now it's my absolute hatred of aerobics. I will stand in one place and happily lift hundreds of pounds of weight, but put me on a treadmill and I am nearly insane in ten minutes.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would like to meet Queen Elizabeth I and I wouldn't say a word. I'd just listen and watch.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I think writing is good. You get to stay home and you can work all day or skip a day. I love looking at a blank sheet of paper and thinking that I can fill it up with anything I want to write.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People telling me something is for my own good when it's really to their advantage.
August 18, 20111. You have a degree in Art. However, your career is as a writer. How did this happen? How did you discover your passion and vocation for writing?
I really and truly wanted to be one of the top artistic weavers in the world, but after I graduated from college, I found that no one was willing to pay me for weaving. I got a job teaching elementary school. I loved the kids but hated the administration. Reading was my escape. I never wanted to be a writer or sought it, it just seemed to happen.
2. Your novels are mostly historical. Why this interest in telling stories set in the past?
I love doing the research, finding out the way... see more
June 21, 2011Jude Deveraux On The Scent of Jasmine and Her Upcoming Projects!
By Romantic Times Book Reviews.
Jude Deveraux is beloved for her sweeping tales of love and romance. From the early days of the romance genre Deveraux has invited readers to fall in love with people and places all around the world and through out time. Now this bestselling author chats with RT’s Morgan Doremus about what fans can expect from her latest historical novel, The Scent of Jasmine, and gives us a sneak peek at what’s coming next!
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Back when I was teaching, my favorite thing to do on Friday was to go from the elementary school where I was teaching, to a bookstore, buy a paperback, and stay up all night reading it. One day I bought two paperbacks and was horrified to find that they were both rape sagas. The so-called hero forcibly had sex with the heroine. In anger, I threw the books across the room, turned out the light, and started thinking, “If I read the perfect book, what would the plot be?” The sun came up and I was still imagining characters and dialogue. For three days I walked around in a daze, unable to think about... see more
September 30, 2009Creating Promises for the Vook was one of the most exciting experiences of my career. When my publisher, Judith Curr, asked if I’d do it, I jumped at the chance. It’s always great to try new things. I was asked to write an exciting, filmable story. Since I grew up in front of a TV set, I knew that meant drama that would lend itself to a camera. No characters sitting around and contemplating; they wanted action.
Since I’d just finished working on a novel, The Scent of Jasmine, in which one of my characters had been unable to win my heroine, I wanted to give him a story — and a love — of his own.... see more