Monday, June 4, 2018

The Author's Den - Flight of the Raven

Joining me in The Author's Den on this beautiful day is Judith Sterling.

As the sun shines through the windows of the den, Judith and I are enjoying a glass of Riesling and chatting about her book, Flight of the Raven.

Judith, tell us a little about yourself.
Judith Sterling's love of history and passion for the paranormal infuse everything she writes. Flight of the Raven, Soul of the Wolf, and Shadow of the Swan are part of her medieval romance series, The Novels of Ravenwood. The Cauldron Stirred is the first book in her YA paranormal fantasy series, Guardians of Erin. Written under Judith Marshall, her nonfiction books--My Conversations with Angels and Past Lives, Present Stories--have been translated into multiple languages. She has an MA in linguistics and a BA in history, with a minor in British Studies. Born in that sauna called Florida, she craved cooler climes, and once the travel bug bit, she lived in England, Scotland, Sweden, Wisconsin, Virginia, and on the island of Nantucket. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and their identical twin sons.

What’s your guilty procrastination secret?
I don’t procrastinate often, but when I do, I’m either reading or watching a movie.

What does your writing space look like?
I have a small writing desk (with a standing desk on rollers at the ready) in front of a bay window which affords lots of light.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
Reading, watching classic movies, visiting historic sites, hanging out with my family, and working a part-time job at The Witch House here in Salem, Massachusetts.

What can we look forward to with your upcoming or next writing project?
I just finished The Stone Awakened—the second book of my Guardians of Erin young adult paranormal series—and turned it in to my editor. Now I’ll start writing Night of the Owl, the fourth book of my medieval romance series, The Novels of Ravenwood.

Where can we find you and your books online?
Look for Judith Sterling on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Wild Rose Press, Goodreads, on Facebook at and on my website at

Let's take a peek at, Flight of the Raven.
How eager would the bridegroom be if he knew he could never bed the bride?

Lady Emma of Ravenwood Keep is prepared to give Sir William l’Orage land, wealth, and her hand in marriage. But her virginity? Not unless he loves her. The curse that claimed her mother is clear: unless a Ravenwood heir is conceived in love, the mother will die in childbirth. Emma is determined to dodge the curse. Then William arrives, brandishing raw sensuality which dares her to explore her own.

William the Storm isn’t a man to be gainsaid. He’ll give her protection, loyalty, and as much tenderness as he can muster. But malignant memories quell the mere thought of love. To him, the curse is codswallop. He plans a seduction to breach Emma’s fears and raze her objections. What follows is a test of wills and an affirmation of the power of love.


Donna Simonetta said...

Fun interview! Your non-fiction books sound really interesting! And I can’t wait for book 2 in the guardians if Erin Aries!

Judith Sterling said...

Thanks so much, Donna! That Book 2 will be here soon! :)

Judith Sterling said...

Thanks so much for having me! :)