Talkshow Thursday: Welcome back Judy DuCharme
JUDY: Thank you for having me. I live in Door County, a peninsula that extends into Lake Michigan in NE Wisconsin. It’s a huge tourist area and people love all things Door County. I’d wanted to write a book set here for a long time. I thought of several scenarios and genre, and I prayed about it. Then one day, it just dropped in and I sat down and wrote the first 5000 words in one setting. I said to my husband, “I’m writing, and I can’t stop.” The story unfolded from there.
LM: Are any of your characters based on you or people you know? How do you come up with ideas for your characters?
JUDY: I think I combine qualities of people I know, including myself, stories I’ve read, movies I’ve seen, but I love to see how a personality unfolds. I love to have characters with a great sense of humor. Plot is usually what comes to me first and then the characters. I often have to go back and fill in their personality a bit.
LM: Research is an important part of writing any book. What did you do to research your story, and did you find any especially intriguing tidbits you knew you had to include?
JUDY: Yes, I took the boat tour out to Pilot Island where the story begins. You can’t go on the island
LM: What is one thing you wish you knew how to do?
JUDY: Write a good mystery. Or transport myself to see my 2-year-old grandson who lives 1000 miles away rather than having to fly or drive.
LM: Who was your favorite author as a young adult?
JUDY: As a kid, I really enjoyed biographies, and as a teen, I enjoyed time travel and science fiction. I don’t recall a particular author. In recent years I’ve loved Bodie Thoene and Joel Rosenburg. I also enjoy Lynn Austin and Colleen Coble.
LM: Here are some quickies:
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Walking, biking, or driving? Walking
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
LM: What’s your next project?
LM: Where can folks find you on the web?
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Judy-DuCharme-Author-1360359084069983
And, all my books are on Amazon.
About Lainey of the Door Islands:
Purchase Link: https://amzn.to/33n4R5S