Judy has written and illustrated a number of books including:
Judy began her presentation by sharing that she never thought she'd be a writer. As she put it, "I'm a professional 8-year-old!" Judy's mom played an important role in Judy's life because she believed in the power of imagination. She described herself as shy as a child. By third grade, her teacher identified her as an artist, which had a big impact on Judy and her view of herself. Her mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer when Judy was 8 years old, succumbed to the disease when Judy was 15. Judy spent many hours at her mom's bedside during her illness. She quickly found that drawing pictures took her mind off her problems. She found that she could draw pictures of whole, healthy families and playgrounds with no bullies.
~ Mrs. B.