May 31, 2017

Judith Keim on writing Romantic Women’s Fiction

I write what is called Romantic Women’s Fiction, which is women’s fiction with romantic elements. Some would call it a blend of the two, however, the stories center on the woman’s journey, which includes finding love. I usually say I write about strong women facing challenges and finding love along the way.

For a long time, there were strict rules in identifying genres. In the romance genre, it was sometimes dictated that the hero and heroine had to meet by page five or certainly within the first chapter. With the advent of self-pubbing and the success of so many writers, classification of books has broadened. Readers want a good story that reads well and keeps them entertained without worrying about rules.

It’s important to me to have this flexibility because I love stories about characters who grow as individuals by facing tough choices but who also realize how important love is in everyone’s life. And if you, like me, love HEAs (Happily Ever Afters), Romantic Women’s Fiction is satisfying to both writers and readers. I hope you enjoy my stories!

Judith Keim was born and raised in Elmira, New York, and now makes her home in Idaho with her husband and long-haired dachshund, Winston, and other members of her family.

Growing up, books were always present - being read, ready to go back to the library or about to be discovered. Information from the books was shared in general conversation, giving all of us in the family a wealth of knowledge and a lot of imagination. Perhaps that is why I was drawn to the idea of writing stories early on. I particularly love to write novels about women who face unexpected challenges with strength and find love along the way.
A hybrid author who both has a publisher and self-publishes, Ms. Keim writes heart-warming stories of strong women who face challenges and find love and happiness along the way. Her books are based, in part, on many of the places she’s lived or visited and on the interesting people she’s met along the way, creating believable characters and realistic settings her many, loyal readers love.

She can be reached on the following:
Website | Amazon | Facebook
She’s also on Twitter@judithkeim and LinkedIn.
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FINDING ME -The Salty Key Inn Series – Book 1 – was released February 7, 2017.

Sheena Sullivan Morelli and her sisters, Darcy and Regan, receive the unexpected news that their Uncle Gavin Sullivan, the black sheep of the family, has left them a hotel on the Gulf coast of Florida. The gift comes with a twist. They must live together for one year at the hotel and prepare the hotel to receive guests within a year. Sheena, eager to escape her role of unappreciated wife and mother, can’t wait for the opportunity to find herself. Dreams of sitting on the beach sipping margaritas are shattered when they see the property in need of renovation. But they begin their work of meeting the challenge. If they succeed, the bulk of Gavin’s estate will be theirs. Facing the unexpected, working together, the three sisters learn a lot about each other and the gift of family love.

FINDING MY WAY – Book 2 of the series will be released June 7, 2017 and is now available for Pre-order.


Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes said...

Your books sounds great, Judith!

Judy said...

Thanks so much, Jennifer! I love that readers are responding to them. It makes all those hours in front of the computer worthwhile!

Judy said...

Thank you so much, Ava, for having me here. I love learning about other authors and having readers get to know me... BTW...Love your covers!!

Connie Gillam said...

Hey, Judy! Finding Me sounds like a wonderful story. You must be writing fast and furious to release the second book so soon. Best of luck.

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to read this one. :)

Judy said...

Thanks, Connie! Fast and furious...Yep! It's become a full-time job but I love pleasing my readers who want them to keep coming! Thanks so much for your support! Hugs

Judy said...

Steph, thanks so much for your support! I love these characters and their story!!

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