Jude Knight


Jude Knight has been telling stories all her life: making up serial tales to amuse her friends and children, imagining sequels to books that have moved her and left her wanting more, occasionally submitting short stories to magazines and the radio, starting more than a dozen novels set in different times and places.

She has devoted most of the last forty years to a career in commercial writing and raising a large family (most recently as grandmother-in-residence while a daughter was out of action for three years). She and her own personal romantic hero, with whom she has shared those forty+ years, now live with two cats and frequent visitors in a small town in rural New Zealand.

Judy wrote and published her first historical romance in 2014, and now has the wind in her sails and a head full of strong determined heroines, heroes with the sense to appreciate them, and villains you'll love to loathe.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I researched what other authors had said about cover design, and spent a lot of time thinking about the way I wanted to present the story. I also looked at many images, trying to find one that would work. I decided I wanted a great house and an invalid chair, but finding them was quite a trick! I've blogged about the cover journey, but the brief end point was that I eventually had the chair drawn by an artist I know. I also experimented with a number of fonts before I found one that worked at thumbnail size. I'm pleased with the result. What do you think?
What do you read for pleasure?
I read widely. I particularly like historical fiction and historical romance, sf, mystery, and fantasy. But I also read biographies, philosophy, contemporary novels. You name it, really.
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Where to find Jude Knight online


Lost in the Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,300. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Four short stories and a novella as a taste of Jude's writing. Historical romance with lost loves reunited and mysteries untangled.
A Suitable Husband
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,510. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
As the Duchess of Haverford’s companion, Cedrica Grenford is not treated as a poor relation and is encouraged to mingle with Her Grace’s guests. Perhaps among the gentlemen gathered for the duchess’s house party, she will find a suitable husband?
A Raging Madness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,160. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Their marriage is a fiction. Their enemies are all too real. Ella survived an abusive and philandering husband, in-laws who hate her, and public scorn. But she’s not sure she will survive love. Alex understands his supposed wife never wishes to remarry. And if she had chosen to wed, it would not have been to him. But malicious enemies force them to face their past in order to save their future..
Revealed in Mist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,390. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Prue's job is to uncover secrets, but she hides a few of her own. Enquiry agent David solves problems for the ton, but knows he will never be one of them. Together, they must face the past to find their future.
Holly and Hopeful Hearts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 192,220. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2016 by bellesinblue@bluestockingbelles.net. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
When the Duchess of Haverford sends out invitations to a Yuletide house party and a New Year’s Eve ball at her country estate, Hollystone Hall, those who respond know that Her Grace intends to raise money for her favorite cause and promote whatever marriages she can. Eight assorted heroes and heroines set out with their pocketbooks firmly clutched and hearts in protective custody. Or are they?
Gingerbread Bride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,210. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Travelling with her father’s fleet has left Mary Pritchard ill-prepared for London Society, and prey to the machinations of false friends. When she strikes out on her own to find a more suitable locale to take up her solitary spinsterhood, she finds adventure, trouble, and her girlhood hero, riding once more to her rescue. This novella first appeared in the Bluestocking Belles 2015 box set.
Hand-Turned Tales
Price: Free! Words: 48,240. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Hand-Turned Tales is a sampler pack of three short stories and a novella. Dip in, and try Jude's writing for free: four very different tales with a variety of heroes, heroines, villains, and settings.
A Baron for Becky
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,130. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
She was a fallen woman. How could the men who loved her help her land on her feet?
Farewell to Kindness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,310. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Rede: a reluctant earl, focused on his quest for revenge against the murderers of his family. Anne: a mysterious widow, seeking to keep her family hidden from scandal and danger. Their instant attraction must be denied. Giving up their secrets to one another means turning their backs on all they've worked for. Then their enemies join forces, and Rede and Anne need one another to survive.
Candle's Christmas Chair
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,590. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
When Viscount Avery comes to see an invalid chair maker, he does not expect to find Min Bradshaw, the woman who rejected him 3 years earlier. Or did she? He wonders if there is more to the story. For 3 years, Min Bradshaw has remembered the handsome guardsman who courted her for her fortune. She didn't expect to see him in her workshop, and she certainly doesn't intend to let him fool her again.

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