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The Inn in Rhode Island by Judy Prescott Marshall

Judy Prescott Marshall

A powerful message about knowing, trusting, and believing in yourself.

At The Inn in Rhode Island, afternoons are reserved for soothing cups of tea while relaxing on one of the porch rockers. You’re welcome to take an easy stroll among the many aesthetic gardens. If reading is your pleasure and the owner sure hopes it is, the library offers an array of books, a comfortable sofa and two wingback chairs on each side of the fireplace. From garden tours in the spring to author events in the fall, you’ll be glad you stayed at the inn, especially for dinner. Chef Michael is passionate about food.

During the golden hour, Julie and Dan Holliday will renew their vows. The wedding will take place at The Inn in Rhode Island on what promises to be a magical evening surrounded by close friends, colleagues, gorgeous flowers, delicious food and a wedding cake baked by the bride’s best friend.

Judy Prescott Marshall is a multi-award-winning writer. Sher earned her certificate Write Your First Novel from Michigan State University. She writes women’s contemporary fiction.

Give a big welcome to Judy Prescott Marshall. Tell us, Judy, what was your inspiration for this book?

  • Real women facing life’s many challenges.

That is great. Most women could identify with that. If your book was sitting on a shelf in a brick and mortar bookstore like Barnes & Noble, where would we find it?

  • Women’s contemporary fiction

Is this your first book or do you have other books? Are they in the same genre?

  • Both books are in the same genre. STILL CRAZY released March 2022.

Do you have a brand. For example, my brand is Mother-Daughter Women’s Fiction.

  • Mine are also Women’s Fiction, but I’d call my brand “Later-in-Life Fiction”

Interesting. I like that everyone is not writing about the 20/30 something crowd. How long have you been writing?

  • In 2019 I wrote a little book on inspiration. 2020 I released my debut novel.

I find it so interesting how we all ended up writing from such different starts. Your cover is lovely. Did you design it yourself or have a cover designer?

  • I design my own book covers and have a professional put it all together for me.

What avenue did you go to get published? Traditional, hybrid, Indie or a small independent press?

  • I am Self published and a proud Indie Author!!

What do you like BEST about writing or being an author?

* All of it! Seriously, I enjoy the creating, writing, advertising, marketing and getting to know other writers.

I wish I could say the same. I hate the marketing. Is there anything then you would say would fall in the “least” category?

  • Not having enough time in the day to do all that needs to be done.

We all need more than 24 hour days, don’t we. How do you market your books?

  • Advertising on Facebook. Sharing the book on all of my social media, in my newsletter, blog, with my book clubs and my street team.

If you were to give advice to a new author looking to get published; what would you say ?

  • Create your platform FIRST!

Well, that could be another whole blog post. Platforms are very confusing to new authors.

Below is a list of where you can purchase Judy’s books.

Thank you Judy, for being on Writing Under Fire.

Other Buy Links: i.e Amazon Author Page, Goodreads, etc. Judy Prescott Marshall

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J is for Joanne

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That’s right. J is for me, Joanne Simon Tailele.


I hope that does not sound too egotistical. That is not my intent. It is my affirmation that I AM. I am a Mother of four. I am a Grandmother of nine. I am a Wife. I am a Realtor. And I am an Author. It may not be my first novel, or my second . . . perhaps not even my third . . . but I WILL someday make the best seller list. I must first believe in myself before I can expect others to do the same. No longer do I write only to bury my stories in the bottom of a cedar chest. I set my characters free from that fireproof metal box. My plots will twist and turn until they are wrapped around your heart. They will speak of injustices and prejudices, of triumphs and redemption. Make a note, print this out, because someday you are going to see Joanne Simon Tailele front and center on the Best Seller List and you’ll say; “I remember when she put that egotistical post on her Writing Under Fire blog during the 2013  A-Z Challenge, and damn if she didn’t do it.Image



My first stories, hand written in blue collared pencil at about eleven years old.


My debut novel, ACCIDENT, is available in e-book form.

ImageWhen alcoholic soccer-mom, Susan Jennings is convicted of vehicular homicide, she is destined to spend the next ten years in a prison cell the size of her walk-in closet. With one child dead and another left an amputee, she must fight to win her sobriety and her daughter’s forgiveness in the dangerous prison world. She will go to any length to save Deanna from the snares of the charismatic minister who is the devil hiding behind a clergyman’s collar; even if that means divulging her life-long secret. Pick it up on Amazon for Kindle, Barnes and Noble for Nook, Apple or Kobo, E-pub or Smashwords. You can find links to those sites on my website, This is my plug. Buy my book, write a review. Let me know what you think. Thank You.

Do you believe in yourself?