- My novel, A Grand Old Time, was published by HarperCollins, Avon, May 2018. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grand-Old-Time-Judy-Leigh/dp/000826919X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520506402&sr=8-1&keywords=a+grand+old+time)
- It is also being translated by HarperCollins, Germany and it will also be available in Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Italy, Czechia, Slovakia and Japan.
- My second novel, The Age of Misadventure, was published by HarperCollins, Avon on February 19th, 20019. It is also available in Italy.
Huge thanks to Kiran Kataria, Rachel Faulkner-Willcocks, Sabah Khan, The Student Wordsmith and Sophie- Louise Hyde, Dorset RNA, Helen Shipman, Susannah Marriott, Sarah Eddy, Beau C-C, Erika Denham, Matt Haig, Liam Hill, Caitlan Hill, Big G.
Here is a list of publications, prizes, commendations, and places where my writing can be found. This includes publications which can be purchased, websites, newspapers, books and competitions..
- Student Wordsmith: You is for University. Freshers. Graduates. Short story published 2015.
- Purple Breakfast Review: Letter to Mr Ike. Short story published . Awarded Special Commendation. 2015.
- The Growing Unease: On Beauty, whatever that means. Journalism award 2016.
- The Feminist Wire: Cinderella. Short story published 2016.
- The Western Morning News: Going Home. Short story published 2016.
- Gap-Toothed Madness: The Visitor. Short story published 2016.
- The Crediton Prize National Competition shortlist: The Hotchiwitchi Cake.2016. Short story: 2nd prize.
- The Western Morning News: Mr Kochenko’s Cow Short story published. 2016.
- The Western Morning News. Bella and the Beast. Short story published 2016.
- The Purple Breakfast Review. Resonance.Short story. 2016.
- The Western Morning News. The Vow. Short story. 2016.
- Mischief Corner Books. The Pilgrimage. Short story. 2017.
- First novel: A Grand Old Time. May 3rd, 2018. Avon, HarperCollins Avon, UK. Ab durch die Mitte, HarperCollins Germany.
- My second novel is The Age of Misadventure. It is the story of a strong woman, her oppressed sister, her angry daughter and her mischievous aunt who run for their lives after things go badly wrong for them in their home town of Liverpool. Their journey should bind them together but they learn many things about themselves and each other as the story develops and their troubles increase. The novel is a blend of comedy, romance, intrigue and I hope it’s a really fun read which asks questions about women’s lives, love, loneliness and family bonds. I’m really excited about it.
Update. 2019. Novels ‘in the balance’.
- I’ve just finished my third novel. I enjoyed writing about three new characters who spend the summer together: they have really made me laugh out loud.
- I have written a fourth novel about five riotous women who take a trip abroad with life-changing consequences for each of them.
- I have another novel completed about a woman who is an actor, ambitious but flawed. At fifty, she has one last shot at a role she’s always wanted to play, but the past holds her back.