My thoughts about books, writing, life and so many other things….Judy Leigh/ Elena Collins.
Hi, I’m Judy and I love to write, 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 and The Age of Misadventure in 2019.
Since then, I have joined Boldwood Books and more best-selling books have followed: Five French Hens, The Old Girls’ Network, Heading over the Hill, Chasing the Sun and Lil’s Bus Trip. My next novel, The Golden Girls’ Getaway wikll be released on December 7th.
All of my novels celebrate friendship, the ups and downs of life, relationships, the power of laughter and the belief that everyone should have a second chance at happiness, whatever their age.
I’m also working on another set of novels under a different author name. These will be dual timelines and more than a little bit spooky. The first will be published in 2022.
I’m a prolific writer, but when I’m not at the computer I’m often on the beach or on the moors, walking, doing yoga or travelling in the camper van. I’m a Reiki healer, a vegan and an animal lover.
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.
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…