Building Dreamhouse: A Chat with Author Judy McConnell

Some people might assume if an author started writing at 70, she would regret having not started sooner. That isn’t the case for Judy McConnell, now 84. McConnell acknowledges what she is writing about just wouldn’t be the same if she had started earlier.

As McConnell grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, she was surrounded by revolution. The impact the era had on McConnell stayed with her and eventually inspired her newest novel, Dreamhouse. McConnell says she was drawn to the story of a young family during a time of upheaval, and how the developments in society changed them.
McConnell stresses the importance of editing. “Eighty percent of writing is revision,” she says. But before she can begin revising, McConnell has to go through her own writing process. Each morning she eats a small breakfast, drinks some tea and then jumps into her work with no distractions.

McConnell is a prime example that it is never too late to start doing what you love.

Dreamhouse can be purchased online on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and