Judy Walker lives in Northumberland, and writes in a converted coach house at the back of her house. She is married with three children, and in real life she is a public relations consultant – creative writing of a very different kind.
Her plays Bottling It and Frail Elderly have been performed in her home town of Hexham, and the latter was also staged at a pub theatre in London. Her short stories and poetry have been published in anthologies and magazines, and broadcast on BBC Radio Four and other local BBC radio stations. She has read her work at venues throughout the North East of England. Frankie is her first novel to be published, and represents the achievement of a lifetime ambition.
Judy says she gets her inspiration from the weekly writing group in Newcastle that she has attended for many years, and from listening to other people’s conversations. Her best ideas always come at the most inconvenient moments – in the bath, while driving, or when she is asleep.