ABOUT AUTHOR: Judith Miller is an award-winning writer whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. She is the author of the popular Daughters of Amana and Home to Amana series, which explore the closed communities of Iowa's Amana Colonies. Judy makes her home in Topeka, Kansas. Learn more at www.judithmccoymiller.com
You have mentioned to me that you love traveling. What was your most memorable trip? What made it special for you?
|Amana Heritage Society Germany|
Out of all the places you've been is there a town or city you went to and thought, “This location is definitely going into one of my books – I can’t wait to share this with my readers.”
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What do you like best about traveling? What do you look forward to when you start a road trip?
Is there something you do on your travels? Example my mom liked to go to restaurants she heard about on the Food Network channel. What do you look for when you travel?
When I’m going on a road trip, I check out the AAA Guidebooks for the areas I’ll be passing through. I don’t want to miss any historic sites along the way. Being open to exploring is part of the fun and where you can learn new and exciting things about our past. Even if it isn't something that makes it into one of my books, it’s fun to take time for side trips. One of my favorites was a side trip to the early home of George Washington Carver. That history has never made it into one of my books, but the visit is a fond memory.
What fascinates you about a time period that makes you want to set on of your stories there? How does that process work for you?
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Can you give us a peek into what book you’re working on now? When will it be out?
I’m currently completing second book in the Refined by Love series, The Potter’s Lady. Rose McKay, Ewan’s oldest sister, take the lead in this second book of the series, and the McKays will begin another business venture—this time a pottery located in Grafton, West Virginia, where they’ll experience some unexpected difficulties and some hope for the future.
Out of all the sounds in the world which are your favorite?
A baby’s laughter.
There are so many types of weather – which are your favorite? Which do you try to avoid?
I love days like today that are sunny about seventy degrees—especially in the Fall when the leaves are changing.
Name two jobs that you've had that might surprise people?
I don’t know if they’d surprise people, but in high school I held a job as a salesgirl in a dress shop. I also worked in a real estate office helping the owner’s wife organize files and paperwork.
What is your favorite holiday? Why?
Christmas. Because it draws friends and family together and gives us the opportunity to celebrate Christ’s birth.
What has been your favorite book club experience? What made it so much fun?
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THANKS for dropping by and sharing with us Judith - I really enjoyed all your pictures.
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