Upcoming Events & Interviews:
I was recently featured on the website "We Love Memoirs" - here's my interview:
MEET THE AUTHOR OF *BOOK OF THE WEEK*! Your name, please? Judith Works And the title of your book? Coins in the Fountain – A Midlife Escape to Rome.
What is the synopsis of your book, in one sentence? Pasta, Vino, Hill Towns: Coins in the Fountain will transport you to Italy where you can find out what it’s really like to live the expatriate life complete with a sinking sailboat, near-death in the subway, and a countess with her butt-reducing machine.
Is your book part of a series? No – It covers our ten-year stay in Italy.
Are you working on another book? Yes, I have a novel titled, Italian Lessons, with an editor now. It’s set partly in Rome and partly on an island near Seattle, Washington. There’s a love affair, an unexpected child, a murder and all kinds of problems for the protagonist, Nicole, to overcome. I’m also starting another novel about a woman who inherits an old house. It will include bits of family history including some mysterious letters I’ve found.
When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time? I’m president of EPIC Group Writers, a busy writer’s support group headquartered near Seattle. We offer open mics, workshops, social events, and publicity for our members. In between I’m on the board that manages a large annual writing conference, and associated with other local arts activities. I write on my travel blog, ALittleLightExercise.blogspot.com, and just had an article in an airline magazine published. My husband and I love to travel.
We have a trip back to Rome planned this summer.
If you were to describe yourself as a particular fruit or vegetable, what would it be? How about grapes – the large and luscious kind that are available in Italian markets in the early fall? If it’s a vegetable, it would have to be agretti, the chive-like green served with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon in the spring. Amazon Link: http://bit.ly/2IERDqm
Presentation at Ida Culver House 12/14/18
Every Writers group, Edmonds, 4/12/18
AAUW. Edmonds CC, 4/14/18
Friends of Edmonds Library, 1/25/18
NeverEnding Bookstore, Bothell, WA 12/1/17
Presentations to Italian interest clubs, Portland, OR,
Wide World Travel, Seattle
Panel on Memoir, Sno-Isle Libraries, Arlington, WA
Reading of prize-winning flash fiction at Tsuga Gallery, Bothell, WA
Book signing at PNWA, Seattle, WA
Write to Publish, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Skagit Valley Writers League, Mt. Vernon, WA
Author Next Door, Whidby Island
Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood Senior Center
Arista's Wine Cellars.