Judith Janway writes killer mysteries.
She was born with a Ticonderoga no. 2 pencil in one hand and a canary yellow lined pad in the other, as she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing stories. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Bordeaux and San Francisco State University with her masters degree in Comparative Literature, she went on to receive a PhD from The University of California – eventually pursing a career in social science research.
Her writing is both engaging and dynamic. She proved her abilities by entering her romance novel in a national contest and winning first prize— the opportunity to show her manuscript to an editor. The editor eventually bought the book and a second one. Since then, Judith has turned her writing focus to mystery/suspense, which has always been her favorite genre. Odds of Dying is the first of the Alison Weaver mysteries. The Magician’s Daughter, which will be published February 2015 by Poisoned Pen Press, is the first in a series of Valentine Hill Mysteries.
She plans to blog on her shiny new Squarespace site on the regular. Additionally, she plans to discuss what she's learned about fiction writing and what has worked for her in her writing practice, along with a monthly newsletter to subscribers. If you’re a writer, thinking about writing, or are just plain nosy about what writers do and how they do it, please check into what she has to say!
Telling one story at a time,