Please help me welcome Judith Ann McDowell, author extraordinaire. I’ve read her first book in the Rougarou Series and was deeply impressed. I am so humbled to welcome her talent to my tiny blog. Did I mention that her book is going to be made into a movie?
How long have you been writing? About 20-years off and on.
How did you get started? Tell us about your journey to publishing.
Starting off I published myself on Amazon, then Karen Fuller of World Castle Publishing read Rougarou—my dark werewolf thriller, liked what she read and published me.
Tell us about your book(s). What inspired you to write it/them?
One night I dreamed of a reincarnated Blackfoot girl named Tia and I got up that morning and began writing Long Ago Memories. Then later I found there was a lot more to the story so I wrote the prequel—Fated Memories. Fated Memories tells the story of Jesse Thornton, the beautiful only child of Eathen a very wealthy cattle baron, who falls in love with a handsome young Blackfoot Indian named Two Spirits in 1903 Montana.
When Jesse gets into trouble, her parents send her away to Boston. Too late they realize their mistake.
Long Ago Memories tells the story of Tia the beautiful daughter of Jesse and Two Spirits. While on a visit to the Thornton Ranch Tia comes across a drawing of a young Indian couple drawn many years ago. In the drawing she sees the face of a man who has haunted her dreams for as long as she can remember and the beautiful young girl standing by his side—looks just like her.
Rougarou: When Jonathan Hindel buys his beautiful Angelia-the issue of Monsieur Devereaux and his mulatto mistress from Devereaux’s embittered widow, he sees a chance to change the course of their destiny. All goes well until the night Angelia stumbles upon Jonathan in the throes of satisfying his lust and hunger on the body of a young girl from the bayous.
Jonathan Hindel has a dark secret; Jonathan Hindel is a werewolf.
ROUGAROU IS THE BOOK THAT IS GOING TO BE MADE INTO A MOVIE AND HAS ALREADY BEEN ACCEPTED BY UNIVERSAL STUDIOS.
Rougarou II: WHEN THE SOUL IS SURROUNDED BY DARKNESS IT IS EASY TO LEAD THE WEAK ON A DOWNWARD SPIRAL, IT IS WHEN THE SOUL IS TOUCHED BY LIGHT ONE CAN PERCEIVE THE REAL FACE OF EVIL
A NEW FORCE HAS COME FORTH TO MAKE SURE THE HINDEL LEGACY REMAINS STRONG. AND WHO BETTER THAN SOMEONE WHOSE DARKNESS IS MORE EVIL THAN THAT OF HIS OWN SON?
ROUGAROU III THE DEVIL’S CHILD:
THE DEVIL’S CHILD WILL NEVER WANT, FOR THE ONE WHO SEES TO ITS NEEDS IS THE ONE WHO FED OFF ITS INNOCENCE.
AT LONG LAST LAWRENCE HINDEL HAS ALLOWED HIMSELF TO BECOME INTERESTED IN SOMEONE. BUT HOW LONG CAN THIS NEW-FOUND LOVE LAST WHEN THE MAN OF HIS DREAMS LEARNS LAWRENCE IS A ROUGAROU?
“A chilling passage into the nether world for readers who explore the dark side of myth. –Ann Rule, Author of Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors and Don’t look Behind you.
THE HAY FORT:
LET ALL WHO KNOW THE NAME OF THE BEAST
GIVE UP HIS NAME
FOR HE WILL NOT HOLD BACK HIS WRATH
AGAINST A CHILD OF THE MOST HOLY.
SOMETIMES A PLACE CAN BE SO EVIL IT CAN LINGER IN THE MINDS OF THOSE WHO HAD THE MISFORTUNE TO WALK THROUH ITS DOORS YEARS EARLIER.
What inspires you to write? Do you have a particular song or mood that carries you through?
I DREAM A LOT OF MY BOOKS. OR I SIT DOWN AT THE COMPUTER TURN ON MY MUSIC FULL BLAST AND TYPE WHATEVER POPS INTO MY HEAD.
FOR LONG AGO MEMORIES AND FATED MEMORIES I PLAYED A LOT OF INDIAN MUSIC AND JOHN SCHNEIDER “I’VE BEEN AROUND ENOUGH TO KNOW.
THE ROUGAROU SERIES. PHIL COLLINS “MAMA-KNOCK KNOCK KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR BY THE BAND HEAVEN.
THE HAY FORT. “BLEED FOR ME”- ZAKK WYLDE
Who is your favorite character and why?
ALL MY CHARACTERS ARE MY FAVORITES.
What made you decide to write a book?
WHEN I DREAMED THE FIRST STORY LONG AGO MEMORIES.
Who are the writers that inspire you the most?
I DON’T READ THE GENRE I WRITE.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I DON’T KNOW. HOWEVER, I DO KNOW THAT WHEN I NEED IT, IT IS THERE.
Which cereal do you remember requesting the most?
What is your favorite childhood cartoon character and why?
LITTLE LU LU WITH Little ITCH THE WITCH
Favorite super hero? BATMAN
What is the first movie that you saw in a movie theatre?
LASSIE COME HOME
Favorite TV show from younger years?
In your Easter Eggs did you prefer candy or money? Or were yours hard boiled?
THEY WERE THE REAL THING AND HARD BOILED
Did you have a childhood pet?
I HAD DOGS AND CATS AND WILD RABBITS
Tell us about your favorite teacher
I NEVER HAD A FAVORITE TEACHER BECAUSE I WAS ALWAYS GETTING MY BUTT SPANKED BY THEM. I GUESS I WAS WHAT YOU CALL AN UNRULY CHILD.
Just for fun
Are you a night owl or early bird? What time of the day works best for your muse?
I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON IF IT HAPPENS BEFORE 10:AM I AM CONTENT TO MISS IT. I WRITE DURING THE DAY.
If you were an animal what would you be and why?
NOT AN ANIMAL BUT AN OWL. I LOVE OWLS.
Favorites: color, food, season, music, movies, books.
COLOR: GREEN-FOOD- ALMOST ALL-SEASON- SPRING-MUSIC-HEAVY MEDAL-BOOKS-POLITICAL.
Links where you can be found?
4 responses to “Author Interview with Judith Ann McDowell”
I brag to anyone who will listen that fellow WC peep has a book sold for a movie. Makes us all look good. Thanks for that Judy 🙂
The stories sound great. I need to add them to my to-read list!
I know, It’s simply amazing, and deserved!
Thank you, Elissa and Elizabeth for the great interview and the kind words.
Thank you, my friends. I appreciare your support.