Have you ever wanted something so much you were afraid to even try? That was me ten years ago.

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be a novelist. I even started dozens of stories, over the years.

But life kept getting in the way. A seriously ill child who required years of therapy; a rising mortgage that led to a full-time job; six children, my own chronic illness... the writing took a back seat.

As the years passed, the fear grew. If I didn't put my stories out there in the market, I wouldn't risk making a fool of myself. I could keep the dream alive if I never put it to the test.

Then my mother died. That great lady had waited her whole life to read a novel of mine, and now it would never happen.

So I faced my fear and changed it-told everyone I knew I was writing a novel. Now I'd make a fool of myself for certain if I didn't finish.

My first book came out to excellent reviews in December 2014, and the rest is history. Many books, lots of positive reviews, and a few awards later, I feel foolish for not starting earlier.

Dip your toe into my world here on Watpadd, or with one of my lunch-time reads collections or a novella, or dive into a novel. And let me know what you think.

Current published works:
Farewell to Kindness
A Raging Madness
The Realm of Silence
Unkept Promises
Revealed in Mist
A Baron for Becky
House of Thorns

Candle's Christmas Chair
Gingerbread Bride
A Suitable Husband
Lord Calne's Christmas Ruby
Paradise Regained

(Lunch-length read collections)
Hand-Turned Tales (3 short stories and a novella)
Lost in the Tale (4 short stories and a novella)
If Mistletoe Could Tell Tales (a collection of published Christmas-themed stories)

(And stories in anthologies with other authors)

See http://judeknightauthor.com/books/ for buy links
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