Judith Glynn never intended to become a dedicated writer when she chose a nighttime creative-writing class over belly dancing. She simply wanted a distraction from her disintegrating marriage. Her first assignment – Confidence. That’s all You Need in Life – received a D. But her passion for the craft ignited her soul and innate talent, enough to take her on a successful writing journey for three decades and counting.

Her travel-writing specialty surfaced after a trip to Ireland and subsequent publication in The Washington Post. That and numerous articles led to a five-year, monthly shopping column in The Chicago Sun Times and other newspapers. Spain eventually became a focus and where her discerning writer’s eye captured the local flavor. However, after hours logged in flight and new destinations produced only a nonchalant shrug, she closed her notebook to build a successful entrepreneurial career in New York City. But she still wrote because life wasn’t complete without writing a story – if only for herself.

When her need to write travel articles surfaced again, she hit the road to write for the Web. She also tackled a novel. A Collector of Affections: Tales from a Woman’s Heart entwines fiction with travelers’ secrets and lively descriptions of ┬áSpain, Portugal, New York City and Rhode Island.

Her second book The Street or Me: A New York Story is a raw, riveting read about her encounter with a homeless woman in New York and their journey that returned the woman to her family in Italy.

Judith is a member of ARIA (Association of Rhode Island Authors) and IFWTWA (International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association). She has homes in New York City and Providence, Rhode Island. Her greatest joy is being a mother to four grown children and grandmother to six.

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