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In a career spanning over twenty-five years, Judy Bradbury has taught reading and writing to students from preschool through college. A lifelong advocate of promoting literacy, Judy pioneered a New York State-funded summer community reading program and has developed remedial and enrichment reading and writing programs for high school students.

Judy is an active member in the International Reading Association (IRA), Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), New York State Reading Association (NYSRA), Association of Professional Women Writers (APWW), and serves as Professional Development Chair on the board of the Niagara Frontier Reading Council (NFRC). In addition to eleven books, she has also penned a monthly column on character education for LibrarySparks and contributed regularly to Children's Writer and the annual Writer's Guide. Judy has taught graduate level courses in literacy and writing for children and is a freelance editor and writing consultant for educational publishers, business organizations, and individuals.

Judy presents at local, state, and national conferences and offers a variety of workshops for students and adults. She is comfortable working with children of all ages and considers visiting schools "going home." Whether she is discussing the steps involved in creating a book, sharing one of her books with a group of young children, or teaching the writing process to older students, audiences find her discussions on writing, reading, and publishing to be both entertaining and enlightening.

Judy is the mom of a voracious reader. She shares her home in sunny western New York with her husband, one big dog, and one grumpy gray cat with a penchant for sleeping in front of the computer screen. When she is not at her desk, Judy enjoys running, biking, gardening, reading, and showing up at the barre (It keeps her on her toes!).