5 Minute Monday: Judi Coltman

Raised in an affluent suburb of Detroit, Judi Coltman grew up in a female heavy household with an urban sense of “normal”. She has written for local, regional and national publications, and writes a weekly blog called My Life in a Nutshell, the inspiration for her first book. She joins us today to discuss her second release.

A little about you, first: give us three fun facts about yourself.

JC: 1. I live in a small town with a 1 block business district. In that block there are 7 bars, 1 hardware store, 1 dime store, 1 CPA, 1 chiropractor and 1 law firm. Priorities, you know.

2. I attended three colleges, graduating on the 10 year plan.

3. Once attended a Saturday Night Live cast party (1981) and drank with Robert DeNiro.

Give us a two-line elevator pitch for your book, In The Name Of The Father.

JC: Time won’t quell a killer’s instinct and there is no place to find solace, not even in His house.

Is there anything you want readers to take away from your writing? What is it?

JC: Well, I am a genre jumper. My first book was a humor piece based on my column and blog. It was easy for me to do and sells very well. This second book, In The Name Of The Father is what I really get off on doing. So, I would hope readers would take away the sense that I can entertain whether it’s comedy or suspense.

Which other indie authors do you recommend or admire?

JC: I enjoy LC Evans, Larry Enright , David Conifer, Shelley Stout, oh dear, is this a test? I didn’t study. I think the well is endless with indie authors. The talent is vast and plentiful.

Lastly, what question should I have asked you, and why?

JC: “Of both of your books, which one do you think is better?”

Why, I’m so glad you asked. I know my fiction work, In The Name Of The Father is, by far, a better book and I hope people will read it and say, “Wow, she really can write!”

Grab your copy of In The Name Of The Father for Kindle (US) or Nook for $4.99. Or head over to judicoltman.com to learn more.


About A.M. Harte

A.M. Harte writes twisted speculative fiction, such as the post-apocalyptic Above Ground and the zombie love anthology Hungry For You. She is excellent at missing deadlines, has long forgotten what ‘free time’ means, and is utterly addicted to chocolate.
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