We began our association in 2007 when we came together to donate
books to the U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our interest is to
support schools and libraries in their goals to encourage learning and
develop a deepening appreciation for the written word. Our own books
represent a diversity of genres (fantasy, memoir, mystery, short stories
and poetry,and young adult fiction) appealing to all ages and a
variety of interests. We collaborated in 2010 on a book (Loose Ends)
of original short stories, poems, and excerpts of our published writing,
and have appeared together in a variety of venues, including courses,
workshops, and panel discussions.
In the summer of 2011, we began hosting a monthly half-hour cable-t.v. show ("Authors Without BordersPresents") in New Bedford, MA (public access channel 95) in which we rotate interviewing guest authors.
Airing in November 2011 was my first t.v. interview, with Michael Anthony, author of
Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq
Airing in May 2012, was my t.v. interview with New Bedford playwright Raymond Veary and Peg Holzemer (right), producer/director of Theatre One Productions, Middleboro, MA. Ray's most recent play is "The Lepers of Penikese," and Peg produces an annual national short-play festival as well as numerous local productions and has acted in several movies, including Mystic River - The shows are also aired on the Internet through the New Bedford home page, public access channel 95; check the program schedule for dates and times.
In November 2012, Don Cuddy, staff writer for the New Bedford Standard Times appeared as my guest to discuss his decades-long career in journalism, his experiences writing about commercial fisheries, and his views on the future of print journalism. Shortly thereafter, Don left the newspaper for a position as manager of a cable t.v. station in a nearby town.
In April 2013, I interviewed Craig O'Connor, author of four books of mystery/suspense/horror, who has also had a career as a film editor and playwright. You may view his website at: www.craigoconnor.info.
In December 2013, I interviewed Alberta Sequeira about her most recent book, an ediged volume entitled "What is and Isn't Working for the Alcoholic and Addict".
In April 2014, I interviewed Susan Nissenbaum Becker about her first published book of poetry, "Little Architects of Time and Space."
In 2015, I interviewed Linda Rinta about her articles in SoCo Magazine.
Also, check out our book:
LOOSE ENDS A Hodgepodge of Stories by Authors Without Borders
LOOSE ENDS is a compilation of original short stories, poems, and book excerpts from the members of Authors Without Borders, including this author. It showcases the various writing styles of the members and features a "tease" for each of their books to give the readers a sense of their span of content.
Published by Infinity ISBN 0741460718, 9780741460714
Available as a print book only, either online or from Infinity.
With Maureen Boyle, author of Shallow Graves,
The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer--
Judi’s software consulting work has taken her all over the world even out to the Marshall Islands where she flew to work each day. Her bookshelves are filled with photographs and journals that capture her experiences and feed her imagination as she writes. But her roots and true inspiration come from New England, in the mountains of Vermont and by her childhood beaches of Wellfleet on Cape Cod.
In 2011, she began her writing journey with three published travel articles on Ireland, The Many Faces of Ireland, followed by a short story, Safe Harbor, published in July 2012. Then, inspired by the death of her sister in 2015, Judi wrote and published two children's books, "Fiona - the Lighthouse Firefly" and "Fiona the Firefly - LOST!” both titles available on Amazon, the proceeds of which feed a scholarship fund Judi set up in her sister’s name. Scholarships are being awarded to students studying Business and Technology.
Other novels are in the works including a sequel to her debut novel, “She’s Not You.” In her spare time, Judi is a professional watercolorist, reads, walks, gardens, and enjoys family and friends. But wherever she is, her characters and their magical worlds fill her mind.