I was delighted to be invited to do a book signing and have an interview with Headline Books in June 2022. It was at the National Conference of the American Library Association in Washington D.C. The interview was Zoom Into Books.
CAN Excellence in Marketing First Place Award
The Christian Authors Network (CAN) has awarded Judy DuCharme with their First Place 2023 Excellence in Marketing Award in Broadcast Media. This is an incredible honor.
Addy of the Door Islands
Addy arrived on the Orphan Train steamer in Ephraim, a small town in Door County, in the late 1800s. The steamer came from Milwaukee, and families waited to take in a child for work or to complete a family. But no one waited for Addy and her sister Molly. What would become of them? Addy determined to provide for her sister with every ounce of spunk she possessed. What follows is a series of adventures and mishaps as she searches for a place to call home and deal with the abandonment that stalks her. Of course, many of the same people who filled the pages of Lainey of the Door Islands cross paths with Addy and Molly.
In the first published year of Addy of the Door Islands, the book has won several awards. The most recent is the Ames Award for Courageous Faith in Historical Fiction.
Lainey of the Door Islands releases July 24
This Door County Historical Novel with the hint of Anne of Green Gables releases July 24, 2020. It is my seventh book and published by Ambassador International.
Walk with Lainey into the world of Door County and its islands in the late 1800s, a time of shipwrecks, lighthouses, and strong individuals who never gave up. Lainey becomes one of those rugged individuals as she faces tragedy and hardship. Her aunt and uncle, the lighthouse keepers on tiny Pilot Island, demonstrate the toughness needed to survive, but Lainey takes it a step further with her spunk and grace and becomes a shining light to all those around her. With humor, faith, close friendships and the young man who interferes with her ability to function, Lainey of the Door Islands will capture your heart, and she’ll inspire you to know that no matter what happens, God has a plan to prosper and not to harm.
Lainey of the Door Islands
My next book is scheduled for release late summer 2020. Door County is where I live and Lainey lives strong and free in the rugged life of the late 1800’s on the islands at the tip of the Door Peninsula. With spunk and grace she survives tragedy and learns to love the life of the lighthouse keeper. You’ll walk the shorelines of life with her, marveling at the beauty and celebrating the life.
More Than a Review
At the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference I sat down with Donna Feyen of More Than A Review to talk about Blood Moon Redemption. Please join us.
So delighted and honored to be a 2019 Selah Award Winner. Awards were presented at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference on May 22. Blood Moon Redemption won Third Place in Mystery and Suspense. Not long after that wonderful evening I was awarded two Finalist placements in the 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards — Religious Fiction and Book Cover Design Fiction.
Super Wolf Blood Moon
Super Wolf Blood Moon tonight, Sunday, Jan. 20 into Monday Jan. 21 followed by a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus Tuesday morning. Apparently we have some glorious events to view in the night sky in the next few days. As long as the weather is clear we’ll have a great view of Sunday’s lunar eclipse. The moon is at its closest point in its orbit to the earth . . . known as perigee. Apogee is when it’s at its farthest point from the earth. When the moon is in full phase and perigee it’s called Super Moon – it appears a bit brighter than at other times. The first full moon in January is known as the Wolf Moon – apparently so called because the wolves could commonly be heard howling that time of year. A Blood Moon is so named because of the red tinge due to the refraction (bending) of light as the moon passes through the shadow of the earth. Just a thought – when you watch a lunar eclipse you see the shadow of the planet you live on. I just think that is so cool.
On Tuesday morning those two brilliant lights in the pre-dawn sky will pass near each other, known as a conjunction. The smaller light is the planet Jupiter and the larger is the planet Venus. As we orbit the sun and they as well, it will appear they are next to each other, even though they are 400 million miles apart.
Neither of these events is that unusual, but what a privilege to view God’s handiwork in creation. It’s been 3 years since a total lunar eclipse has been visible in the U.S. Genesis 1:14 states “And God said, et there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years.” They are not to rule our lives . . . God is our Lord, but they often indicate and foretell what God is doing – think of the star that guided the Wisemen to meet the child Jesus. Astronomy is fascinating. Astrology is putting our trust in the wrong place.
In my novel, Blood Moon Redemption, I explore the prophecies and events that surrounded the Blood Moons that occurred on Jewish Feast Days intertwined with an ancient relic and a terrorist plot. Might be a fun read as we have this Super Wolf Blood Moon this weekend and a great Planet Conjunction just 36 hours later. Happy sky viewing and speculating what these events might signify.
Hall of Fame Awards
The Cheesehead Devotional Hall of Fame Edition was named a Finalist in the 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards. It also received Second Place Nonfiction in the Serious Writer Medal Awards.
Vince Lombardi is on every page and Brett Favre’s mother, Bonita, wrote the foreword. www.amazon.com/Cheesehead-Devotional-Hall-Fame/dp/1946016330
Christmas Ivy wins 2018 National Indie Excellence Award
Christmas Ivy has been awarded two honors. 2016 at the Florida Christian Writers Conference it won First Place in Short Story. Recently it was named a Winner in the 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards. Christmas Ivy takes you to a simpler time with heart-felt needs and an amazing visit that points to a provision that can only be divine. www.amazon.com/Christmas-Ivy-Judy-DuCharme-ebook/dp/B01N0B4MY9