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...

      La pequeña luz blanca (Spanish Edition)
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        SynopsisWinner of the 2018 North Texas Book Festival Spanish Language Book Award. La Pequeña luz blanca es sobre una relación inspiradora, encantadora y edificante que le dará tranquilidad como le dio tranquilidad a Penny.La pequeña luz blanca tiene un encanto especial cuando parpadea, como Penny lo descubre por la noche, en la mañana y hasta durante el día.Niños de todas las edades, también como adultos, disfrutarán la lectura junto con la ayuda de ilustraciones de color pintorescas.Edición...

        La pequeña luz blanca (Spanish Edition)  Hardcover
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          SynopsisWinner of the 2018 North Texas Book Festival Spanish Language Book Award. La Pequeña luz blanca es sobre una relación inspiradora, encantadora y edificante que le dará tranquilidad como le dio tranquilidad a Penny.La pequeña luz blanca tiene un encanto especial cuando parpadea, como Penny lo descubre por la noche, en la mañana y hasta durante el día.Niños de todas las edades, también como adultos, disfrutarán la lectura junto con la ayuda de ilustraciones de color pintorescas.Edición...

          MJs New Friend
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            SynopsisMJ’s New Friend is a story of acceptance, friendship and finding the courage to do the right thing. When MJ sees a new boy at soccer practice, he notices there is something different about the boy, but instinctively likes and trusts him. As their friendship unfolds, MJ learns there is more to the boy than he realizes. It is up to MJ to “step up to the plate” and become a leader, stand up for his friend, and encourage the other children to look past their apparent differences and find...

            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.

              The Little White Light - Hardco ver
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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.

                Un día casi muy aterrador (Spanish Edition)
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                  SynopsisDesde que la Pequeña luz blanca se le empezó a aparecer a Penny, se le veía en la esquina del techo de su dormitorio- tanto en la noche como en las horas de la mañana- y relampagueaba, asegurándola con su presencia. Pero una noche, no estaba ahí. El próximo día, mientras Penny pensaba en la ausencia de la Pequeña luz blanca, su mejor amigo MJ pasó por ahí. Sin poder ocultarle más su secreto sobre la Pequeña luz blanca, Penny le contó todo sobre la luz, que tan especial era para ella, y...