My professional world began with inanimate objects – computers. I crafted programs that made them come to life and perform complex tasks. I loved that part of my life – it was creative in a logical way. I morphed into a manager and then into a well-respected Software Process consultant. My travel has taken me all over the world.
Yet, I felt that I hadn’t tapped into my deeper creative flow. I had a great imagination and an ability to write. So, I combined those talents and began writing creatively. I published short stories and travel logs. Then, I dug deep into the fictional world. When my sister died in 2015, I took a huge leap into the realm of children’s books, writing a story that she had always wanted to write, “Fiona – the Lighthouse Firefly“. Here Fiona appears with Lizbeth and her woodland friends working to bring her Daddy home safely.
In the sequel, “Fiona the Firefly – LOST!“, Lizbeth and her woodland friends are joined by Lucas, a young boy from Kodiak, Alaska. As a new comer to a small town, he finds it hard to break in until… well, you’ll have to read that.
I’ve had five adult novels published as well: one romantic time travel, “The Looking Glass Labyrinth” , the well received Oyster Point Mystery, “She’s Not You“, a French romantic mystery novel, “Dark Secrets“, the Christmas story, “Broken Christmas Promise” and the newly published romantic thriller “‘Til Death Do We Part“. My characters pull me into their magical worlds and eventually into my reader’s hearts.
Degrees – a BA in Mathematics and Physics from Emmanuel College in Boston and a MS in Computer Engineering from Boston University School of Engineering; and Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University and also at 24PEARLSTREET, Provincetown MA. I’ve been a member of writing groups for years.
My roots and true inspiration come from New England, in the mountains of Vermont and by my childhood beaches of Wellfleet on Cape Cod.
“She’s Not You,” the first book in the Oyster Point Mystery series, has not only made the Quarter Finals in the Cinematic Book Contest, but Judi’s writing has been compared to best selling author Ruth Ware and her book, “The Woman in Cabin 10” as well as Mary Higgins Clark. Judi’s other mysteries include “The Looking Glass Labyrinth,” a mystery/romantic time-travel novel that takes you back to the seafaring 1800s in Wellfleet on Cape Cod; and her latest novel, “Dark Secrets,” a mystery/romance that brings you to Paris and shocks you as Brielle solves a family mystery. Also available is her Christmas Novella, Broken Christmas Promise. She’s also the author of two children’s books (the Fiona the Firefly series), the proceeds of which feed a scholarship fund in her sister’s memory.