Who is Jude Ouvrard?
Jude Ouvrard is a mom, a girlfriend, a sister, and a daughter… well, you get the idea.
She’s also an avid reader and writer. Ouvrard loves books–the words in them, and the worlds of fantasy they create. Basically, she’s a sucker for any type of romance book. That’s her thing.
Born and raised in a small village in the Canadian countryside, it’s been nearly two decades since she moved out of the family home to go explore and enjoy the city life. Living with her longtime boyfriend, their son, and their fur babies in Montreal, her days are labored away at a law firm while she lives her dream job by night. Writing. Creating. Giving shape and form to the characters who whisper their stories in her head.
Ouvrard writes new adult, military, and contemporary romance tales filled with drama, love, and everything in between.
What inspired you to write this book [Little White Lies]?
I wanted to write a story that was believable and had some layers to it. Many years ago, I traveled to Utah and this trip inspired me with the main character. She is from Salt Lake City, and his from a religious family. I don’t mention the religion, that’s intentional but it helped creating a backstory.
What can we expect from you in the future?
A sequel, Hidden Truths. After that, I don’t know yet.
How did you come up with name of this book?
I had a hard time with the title of this book. I changed it a couple of times.
What is your favorite part of this book and why?
The Halloween party at the pub. This is where it all begins. It’s fun, sexy and also full of drama.
If you could spend time with a character from your book who would it be? And what would you do during that day?
Xander. I love him. He is funny, a good dancer, cute and I don’t know. I had a lot of fun writing him.
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
They all come from my imagination. I try not to base my characters off someone I know in real life. It could end up complicated. I don’t know. I try not to do it.
Do your characters seem to hijack the story, or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
I write as I go. I never have a plan when I start a book. The characters lead the way but at the same time, I still have the last word. Sometimes, I change my mind in the process or I don’t like the direction the story is going in and I start over the chapter. I read and reread my story as often as needed to keep in mind every little detail.
Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
Because it’s my best one. Trust me. My editor will agree too. I think this one reflects everything I wanted from the start. Get it now 🙂
If your book had a candle, what scent would it be?
Humm, it would be a nature type of scent or something super girly. I’m not sure. That’s a tough question.
What did you edit out of this book?
The epilogue is now the first chapter of book 2. That’s all I can think of right now. Continue reading