Author Spotlight: Judy Goodwin, writer of Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 25th September 2013
About the Author
Judy Goodwin has been writing her whole life, in between other family and career needs. Her short stories have been published in magazines including Space and Time, Beyond Centauri, and Alienskin. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in English-Creative Writing and recently earned her Masters in Education. She’s a tech writer by day and a volunteer by night. When not busy, she enjoys video games, travel, and horseback riding. She has a teenage daughter and loving partner, and is an Arizona-born native.
Judy features interviews with other indie authors weekly at her blog,. She published her first fantasy novel in December of 2012 entitled “Heart of the Witch”, about a young man with magical powers in a town where witches are burned at the stake.
Her second novel, “Journey to Landaran,” will be published in early 2014, and features Aidah and Tavish, twin siblings with powerful gifts that nations are willing to go to war over. This book will be the first of a five book series, entitled “The Spirit Mage Saga.”
Some of Judy’s Works
Heart of the Witch
Zerrick’s fears are closing in on him. A local girl has been accused of witchcraft. There are murmurs of a cursed illness in town. And Zerrick’s father, the town Reverend, has announced that he is leading a vendetta against magic and will burn them at the stake.
The problem is, Zerrick is the witch.
This is the start of what will be a monumental journey for Zerrick, to answer the question that most plagues him. His people, colonists in the land of Argessa, think that magic is evil, yet the native tribes use it as a tool for good. As he travels deep into the land, Zerrick must decide for himself if he is damned or blessed. A woman, an old scout, and a funny little creature will all help him face his worst nightmare, the Ravenger, a demon of unspeakable power.
In the end, he’ll find the heart of magic.
Eight Minutes Until the End of the World
It’s never a good thing when an alien utters that fateful exclamation, “Oops!” A humorous tale of the end of things. And strawberries. Bonus short story included: The Emergence, a story of a sentient ship who will do anything to protect her beloved captain. Even if it means working with an alien threat.
“Eight Minutes Until the End of the World” was first published in Another Realm magazine under the name Judith Boyer.
Review from Gary Markett of Another Realm: “I like Jomocha Almond Fudge, myself . . . I also like this debut story by Ms. Boyer . . . a lot.