Photo Credit: Cindy Self

Photo Credit: Cindy Self

Judy Christie

Author Judy Christie has had lunch at the White House with First Lady Nancy Reagan; met Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon; and ridden across a Southern city in a hot air balloon. She’s run marathons—26.2 miles--in Alaska and at Disney World, been chased by a monkey on a city street, fished for piranha on the Amazon and once got a black eye playing putt-putt at the beach. She's always up for a good story and a good adventure. And no matter what she’s doing, Judy enjoys reading, writing and talking about books.

Judy has had 17 books published, including three Southern small-town series and her "Hurry Less Worry Less" series on how to slow down and enjoy life more. Her YA novel Wreath, A Girl has been optioned for film. An award-winning newspaper reporter and editor for 25 years, Judy co-authored the upcoming Before and After: Real-Life Stories of the Tennessee Children's Home Society, interviewing adoptees who survived the orphanage that operated nefariously from 1925-1950. Her co-author is longtime writer friend Lisa Wingate, author of Before We Were Yours, international best-selling novel about the Tennessee Children's Home Society. Their nonfiction book is due out from Random House in Fall 2019.

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