Judy Christenberry hasn't always been a writer, but she's
always been a dreamer. As a child she often kept herself
entertained while doing chores by making up elaborate
storiesâ€”stories, she admits, in which she was always the
heroine. Judy didn't actually start writing until she
turned thirty-eight, the year after the heartbreak of her
father's unexpected death.
Over time, it became apparent that there were two central
themes dominating her writing: family and small-town life.
In addition, many of her books have cowboy heroesâ€”partly
because she read all Zane Grey's romantic versions of the
Old West as a teenager, and partly because of the influence
of her parents, who both grew up on farms.
The last element that frequently appears in Judy's stories
is a dash of humorâ€”just enough to bring a smile to your
With a smile and a wink of her own, she says that she
believes that laughter is good medicine...and it definitely
makes a six-foot hunk even more attractive.
Judy Christenberry passed away on November 8, 2013.