Judi and her husband Dennis live in the peace and solitude of Virginia’s beautiful eastern shore. Retired from her career as a nationally rated women’s gymnastic judge, she now writes and promotes her dog walker series full time, teaching aspiring authors and speaking at conferences around the country.
Though she lost her yorkiepoo Rudy, the star of the dog walker series, in January 2009, he lives on in each of her books. He will always be her boy, the best little four-legged pooch a girl could hope for. But she has a new lady in her life; Sasha, a beautiful Bichon Frise, rescued by Tidewater Bichon Rescue of Suffolk, Virginia.
Before TWBR got Sasha, she’d spent four years in a wire crate, the prisoner of a puppy mill. Her little paws had never touched grass, she couldn’t jump, and her bark was only a whisper. But Judi and Den changed all that. Sasha now barks at every dog, cat, goat or horse she sees on TV, jumps on the furniture and bed, and loves her daily walks around the neighborhood with her sister Belle and brother Buckley. From the very first night, Sasha fit right in with the pack, sleeping next to her mom while Belle is under the covers at Judi’s feet and Buckley is by her side.
So please watch for more books in the dog walker series and know that Buckley, Belle, and Sasha, as well as Rudy, are Judi’s continued inspiration for the antics of the dogs in her novels. Their thoughts and opinions come through in every canine character and plot. And she’s forever grateful for her readers continued support.