Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book?
When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?
Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc?
If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen.
What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?
Future: Total solar eclipse in Australia in November 2012. I'm married to a middle-school science teacher, and I think this would be thrilling.
Do you have a favorite hobby?
Antiquing. I am a fan of primitive antiques, preferably with peeling green paint. I love gigantic outdoors flea markets and taking day trips to antique shops with girlfriends. I recently bought the world's heaviest old birdbath for $30 at a roadside antiques store between Texarkana and Queen City, Texas.
Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?
I ran two marathons (26.2 miles) after age 40 ... and I'm about the most non-athletic person you'd ever meet. I once got a black-eye playing putt-putt golf.
Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?
Sit down and write. Keep a notebook with you at all times and jot down ideas. Go to a writers' conference to meet agents, editors and other writers. Dream big!
Any last thoughts for your readers?
Slow down and enjoy each day more. Don't rush and fret so much that life slips by. Have more fun.
And how can they connect with you?
I love to visit with readers! They can reach me through my website at www.judychristie.com or on Facebook or on Twitter @judypchristie. I enjoy Skyping and having conference calls with book clubs. I lead church retreats and workshops and am happy to consider all invitations.
Readers, Judy said that she would love to visit Iceland or Ireland. I have to tell you, Ireland is on my list:) But for your entry in this giveaway, tell me what place, outside the US, that you would like to visit. It can be totally off the wall or a place you really want to go to. Please leave your email in at least one of the comments.
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