About me

Hi, I’m Judy and I love to write books, especially books that feature older central characters who have adventures, make mischief and enjoy second chances. My main aim is to make my reader smile, perhaps to occasionally shed a tear, and to feel that she or he has read something uplifting. Thanks for visiting my page.

For twenty five years, I worked for a while as a teacher of theatre in several areas of the UK, having a wonderful time and meeting the most wonderful people. I have taught in China briefly and I have directed and written plays. It was a great privilege.

I took a Master’s in Professional Writing from Falmouth University in 2015, because I was determined to write. My first novel. ‘A Grand Old Time’ was published by HarperCollins Avon, in Spring 2018. My second novel, ‘The Age of Misadventure,’ was published in February 2019.

My third novel, ‘Five French Hens’, was published in December 2019 by Boldwood Books and my fourth, ‘The Old Girls’ Network’ came out in June, 2020. My next novel, ‘Heading over the Hills’ will be released in December. My books are not only available in the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia, but some have been translated and sold in Italy, Czechia, China, Slovakia, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and  Finland.

I’ve just finished two more novels about older protagonists who, in their own different ways, discover that age is no barrier to achieving new goals. Both novels are in the same riotous, humorous and poignant genre  will be available in 2021. Watch this space for more details.

I love collaborating and working with other artists. I’ve done a couple of workshop sessions in universities as a writing practitioner: it is a joy to meet the writers of the future. Often great results come from sharing, discussing and teamwork. One of my best gigs was a day-long theatre workshop at Corpus Christi in Oxford. Stretching boundaries and stepping outside comfort zones always leads to new learning.

Five years ago, I’d never blogged and, since then, I’ve had a popular vegan recipe blog, Vegan Bacon Bites, and a blog in which I interpreted people’s dreams, Dream Catching, that aroused lots of interest. I still do the occasional interpretation…

In this blog, I explore some of the things I love. I’m interested in being outdoors, in travelling and being immersed in nature. I love going to live music and theatre. I enjoy football, philosophy, literature and I’m constantly trying to develop my writing through increasing my experience and knowledge of the world. I’m a Reiki healer and I’ve been vegan for over twenty five years. I have three black cats, Colin, Murphy and TC,  and I currently live in the countryside.

This is my journey. I’m always travelling. It’s in the genes, of course. And, as a writer, I usually make sure there’s a spare passenger seat available…

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