Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Broken Angel

Judi's guest post on Shelf Pleasure is a touching and tender story about her search for the angel statue that graces the cover of The Angel Connection. Please read about her journey and discovery during her recent return visit to Bucks County, PA.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Where The Angel Connection Was Born

Judi had a terrific visit to Philadelphia and the surrounding areas to promote The Angel Connection. Highlights included the TV appearances, a reading at The Book Garden, a tour of the area that inspired the book, and an update on the statue that graces the book's cover.

The Book Garden

Bucks County, PA

Daniel Duvall's Studio at Aquatong Farm

Aquatong Farm, where Angel and Daniel fall in love

Judi, the book and the statue

Sadly, the angel no longer has its wings

They lie in a heap nearby.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Judi Returns to CBS3 for Talk Philly Interview

Judi made a return appearance on CBS3 during her recent book tour for The Angel Connection. This time however, it was not as an on-air reporter, which is how locals were used to seeing her for years, but as an author on "Talk Philly," for an interview with host Pat Ciarrocchi. Judi and Pat talk about life in Hollywood and how Bucks County inspired this first novel.

And as an extra bonus on this Throwback Thursday (#tbt), here's Judi from her previous life as a CBS reporter:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Judi at The Book Garden

Judi will be reading and signing The Angel Connection at The Book Garden this Sunday, 1.30pm. Please come by to say hello!

The Book Garden
28 Bridge St.
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
(908) 996-2022

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Judi's Live Interview on NBC10 in Philly

The City of Brotherly Love continued to show its affection for Judi, its former resident, during her visit to the area to promote The Angel Connection. She appeared on NBC10 Philadelphia this morning for an interview about the book, with a special tidbit about the statue which graces the cover.

Judi Featured in Philadelphia Daily News

Molly Eichel, staff writer with the Philadelphia Daily News, very kindly posted an item in her column today about Judi's return to Bucks County, which served as the inspiration for her debut novel The Angel Connection. Judi also shares some tidbits on her upcoming new work How the Property Lies.
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Monday, October 14, 2013

Judi Visits Pat Ciarrocchi on Talk Philly

Judi's interview with NBC10's Pat Ciarrocchi on "Talk Philly" was aired today. They talked about how Bucks County inspired The Angel Connection and how the book came about. Thanks to Pat for a great time.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Birthplace of "The Angel Connection"

"I didn't buy the house -- the house bought me."

What exquisite timing! Judi is doing a book tour in Bucks County right now and today her guest blog for To Read, or Not To Read is about the birthplace of The Angel Connection. The coincidences are too numerous and too odd to be written off, so it was fated that Judi had to write this story which features reincarnation and karmic retribution at its core. Be sure to read this riveting account, and sign up for the giveaway!

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Terrific Goodreads Review!

Thank you Linda for such a wonderful review in Goodreads! Read what she has to say about The Angel Connection:

I recently received a copy of The Angel Connection by Judith Anne Barton in exchange for an honest review. I thought the premise of this book sounded really interesting, and I was not disappointed. This is the story of two women. In 1996 we meet Morgan, a twice-divorced unemployed woman who is estranged from her grown son. She decides to make a fresh start, so she moves to Bucks County, Pa, site of the Pa Impressionist movement. In 1895 we meet Evangeline, a preacher's wife and mother to 3-year old Willie. Evangeline (Angel) is a talented artist who has given up painting in order to support her husband in his ministry. She is trapped in a loveless marriage, and she meets a famous painter, Daniel. The author tells the parallels between the lives of both women. I could feel both stories building to a big conclusion. I found myself crying at times, because the book was so moving. I really felt the pain of the characters. This book had a bit of everything for me - love, passion, betrayal, karma, mystery, secrets, romance, history, tragedy, redemption, and a paranormal aspect that I found to be quite unique. This is a debut novel for Ms. Barton, and I hope she continues to write. I thought this book was hauntingly beautiful. It was a book I didn't want to put down.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bucks County Welcomes Judi

In advance of an appearance on NBC10 in Philadelphia next week, the Bucks County Courier Times features Judi on the front page of its local section today. Judi discusses The Angel Connection's Bucks County setting and its characters with writer Joseph Yeager. What a nice welcome back to a native daughter!

Monday, October 7, 2013

LibraryThing Giveaway Going On

LibraryThing is holding a giveaway for The Angel Connection for most of October. You must be a member to enter, but signing up is for free. Join the giveaway here.