• I Want a Water Buffalo for Christmas wins awards

    Judy’s children’s book about giving, I Want a Water Buffalo for Christmas, has won several awards since it’s release in November 2021. The most recent are the Ames Award for Courageous Faith in Children’s Middle-Grade Books and the Christian Indie Award, Third Place, in Children’s 8-12. This book is small but has a big message…

  • Addy of the Door Islands

    Addy arrived on the Orphan Train steamer in Ephraim, a small town in Door County, in the late 1800s. The steamer came from Milwaukee, and families waited to take in a child for work or to complete a family. But no one waited for Addy and her sister Molly. What would become of them? Addy…

  • Interview with Headline Books at the ALA National Conference

    I was delighted to be able to do a two hour book signing with Headline Books at the American Library Association National Conference in Washington DC. While there I was blessed to do an interview for the Headline Books Zoom Into Books podcast. Here it is.