I’m publishing Family Matters, a new Fortune Bay Novella, on all online platforms this weekend!
It’s the sequel to The Good Neighbor and, if you’ve read that and have posted a review on the online bookseller of your choice, let me know (by email) and
I’ll send you a free VIP Readers copy of Family Matters.
Reviews don’t have to be long, just tell other readers how you felt about the story.
I love this one by the husband of a reader! It made me laugh.
And here’s s another example.
Here’s the Blurb for Family Matters.
Welcome back to Fortune Bay
Be sure to read The Good Neighbor before reading this novella!
When I finished writing Home for Christmas, Louise and Blue’s story, I sat back and thought about where everyone in Fortune Bay was in their lives at this point. Louise and Blue were fine, all lovey-dovely, Louise moving into Blue’s new log house, both of them ecstatic about the possibility of twins.
But what about Frankie and Sean? By spring, it had been five months since they found Amber—or rather, since she found Sean. Now he and Amber were living with his mom Stephanie, and Frankie was living alone—not the best situation for Sean and Frankie – or for Stephanie and Max.
And what about Amber? It was hard to believe everything was just smooth sailing for her after such a huge upheaval in her life.
By now you have probably figured out how real these characters are to me! Lol. I couldn’t leave them in this situation. The story started to grow and turned into this sequel novella, written specially for my most loyal readers who have been reading all the Murphy family Fortune Bay books.
If you haven’t read the other books, do yourself a favor and put this book aside until you have.
I hope you enjoy Family Matters as much as I enjoyed writing it!
One reader obviously felt the same way when they finished The Good Neighbor.
I hope she finds this book now. If she is on my mailing list she’ll know by now.
Thanks for reading,
If books are our babies, I have to share my first book in her new party dress.
I loved the graphic quality of the old cover, but too many people asked me if it was for adults. YES!
It obviously looked too young though, some thought Young Adult. So time for a new cover, and my cover girl Rosey Hudson and I agreed this was perfect. Same scene, better representation.
If you haven’t read it yet, check your eReader– I’ve given away thousands of copies to introduce readers to the Fortune Bay series.
For a sneak peek at chapter one, CLICK HERE.
Here, as promised, here are my answers to the 20 Questions Survey:
1/ Where do you live? On Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
2/ Which social media platform do you use most often? facebook and pinterest
3/ What is your age range? 50 – 65
4/ What are your two favourite drinks? coffee and red wine
5/ What makes an evening special for you? Getting together with one of my groups of women friends, the book club or the painters group or some old friends, for wine and food and talk at someone’s house.
6/ I am married.
7/ How do you feel about children? Have some (2, a boy/man and a girl/woman, whom I love.)
8/ I live in the country near an in-between sized town.
9/ What do you like to do with your women friends? See question 5.
10/ All time best gift from a man? I usually either get nothing at all or an amazing gift. LOL Once, my husband bought me a huge, gorgeous pair of antique Russian Amber earrings he bought at auction. Almost too big to wear! (They are pears.)
11/ What was your favorite book you read last year? Hard to say. Maybe A Discover of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, a romance of sorts. (I’m looking forward to my trip to England this summer when I’ll read the second book in the series and visit some of the locations, like Oxford.)
12/ Do you buy books of – any price
13/ Do you work outside the home? Early on, I did too many jobs to list, but particularly liked working in the library. Since then, I have worked with my husband on our small business at home, which gave me the opportunity to write.
14/ What part sticks in your mind. Various parts. The darkroom seduction in Summer of Fortune, the dancing on the dock in Lake of Dreams, Augusta’s interference in The Good Neighbor, when Blue thinks, “I built it for you,” in Home for Christmas.
15/ Favorite Fortune Bay character or couple? The one I’m writing now!
16/ What are your hobbies? I do a lot of photography, particularly when I’m travelling, biking on the local section of the Trans-Canada Trail, puttering in my (too-large but lovely) garden.
17/ What other small town authors do you read? Lots of them! I’m always reading a new one, but I particularly like Kristan Higgins and Susan Wiggs.
18/ What do you enjoy reading in an author newsletter? I like to see links to lifestyle blogs and of course new books.
19/ What TV shows are you watching this year? Always The Voice! My one reality show. Currently I’m watching Bull, Madam Secretary and Elementary, as well as Halt and Catch Fire and The Crown on netflix.
20/ My email address. Judy@JudithHudsonAuthor.com I always love hearing from readers!
It’s been lovely getting to know you through the survey. If you want to receive email notice of new web posts, just click HERE.
It’s that easy.
I write about my life in my books, on my blog and facebook page, and in my newsletter. Now I want to get to know you, my readers, better!
So, Come to my facebook party!
(Not on facebook? See below for how to enter the draw for the books.)
On Thursday June 7th I’ll be posting and chatting with readers for an hour from 10 – 11 am PDT (1 – 2 am EDT) and again at 6 – 7 pm PDT (9 – 10 pm EDT), but you can drop in any time Thursday June 7th and add your comments to have your name entered in draws for:
- 1 autographed bundle of all 4 Fortune Bay paperbacks
- 5 draws for autographed single books
- and the 10 ebooks I’ll be giving away to participants.
Not on facebook?
You can also participate by answering some or all of the 20 Questions Survey any time before midnight, June 7.
You can find the survey at –
I’ll be answering all the survey question too, here on my blog on June 4. Watch for it.
I’m so happy for this chance to get to know my newsletter readers better! This information will not be shared, but will help me figure out who my friends and readers are, what they like to read and how to keep them happy!
You don’t have to answer all the questions, just what information you are comfortable sharing.
To enter the draw for all of the prizes listed above, enter your email address in question #20 (not required.) I only ask for your email address on the survey to enter you in the draw of an autographed set of all 4 Fortune Bay books. 🙂
Or do both –
Come to the party – take the survey – and you’ll automatically be entered in the draws for the prizes.
Hope you can make it. It’s going to be fun.