Award Winning Author

Judy is a retired Talented & Gifted teacher in the Dallas Independent School District in Dallas, Texas. Since 1966, she has acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education. Her hobbies are reading, working in the yard, walking, and being outside.

Judy enjoys musicals, attending The Vocal Majority performances, traveling, and watching many programs on PBS, the Hallmark and History channel. She is a member of the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Retired Teachers Association, Dallas ISD TAG Educators Alumni, KERA, North Texas Book Festival and Texas Association of Authors.

Publications and Awards

Judy’s first book, The Little White Light, received Honorable Mention in the 2015 North Texas Book Festival category Children’s Books Ages 1-6, and Honorable Mention in the 2017 New England Book Festival. Her second book, MJ’s New Friend, received Second Place in the 2015 North Texas Book Festival category Children’s Books Ages 6-12. Judy’s third book, An Almost Very Scary Day, was published in November of 2015 and was a 2016 Book Excellence Award finalist. Both The Little White Light and An Almost Very Scary Day received the 5-star Seal from Readers Favorite. The hardcover, Spanish edition of The Little White Light, titled La pequeña luz blanca, was published in July 2017 and received First Place in the 2018 North Texas Book Festival Spanish Language Books/Children category. The Spanish edition of MJ’s New Friend, titled El nuevo amigo de MJ, was published in September 2018 and received First Place in the 2019 North Texas Book Festival Spanish Language Books/Children category. The Spanish edition of An Almost Very Scary Day, titled Un día casi muy aterrador, was published in 2019.



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An Almost Very Scary Day
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Ever since the Little White Light first started appearing to Penny, it showed up in the corner of her bedroom ceiling—both at night and in the early morning hours—and blinked, reassuring her with its presence. But one night, it wasn’t there. The next day, as Penny thought about the Little White Light’s absence, her best friend MJ stopped by. No longer wanting to keep the secret of the Little White Light from him, Penny told MJ all about the light and how very special it was to her. While the...

El nuevo amigo de MJ (Spanish Edition)
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El nuevo amigo de MJ es una historia de aceptación, amistad y cómo encontrar el valor de hacer lo correcto.Cuando MJ ve a un nuevo niño en la práctica de fútbol, nota que hay algo diferente en este niño, pero por instinto le gusta y confía en él. Conforme su amistad se desarrolla, MJ descubre que hay más en este niño de lo que él creía. Depende de MJ el tomar acción y ser un líder, defender a su amigo y alentar a los otros niños a ver más allá de las diferencias aparentes y encontrar el...

The Little White Light
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Synopsis: 2017 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention2016 Book Excellence Award Winner2016 Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review Sure to become a family classic, The Little White Light is about an inspiring, delightful and uplifting relationship that will comfort you just as it comforted Penny.