I am a NYS licensed teacher of Common Branches and certified School Administrator and Supervisor with degrees from Queens College, CUNY, and Columbia University’s Teachers College. In 1971, I began my professional career at the New York City Board of Education teaching severely emotionally handicapped children. My pedagogical experiences range from nursery school music teacher to Teaching Assistant at Teachers College. I have an active private practice assisting high school and college students with writing application essays and adults seeking to create effective resumes for reentry into the workforce.

Teaching has enabled me to perfect a presentation delivery style for multiple ages and prickly audiences. Following a triple concentration in Education, Theatre and English, writing was always close at-hand, literally and figuratively. My first novel, written in fifth grade, a child’s posthumous tribute to H.G. Wells, Adventures in Time included sojourns to Topsy-Turvy Land and The Mushroom Planet. Several drafts of children’s books wait motionlessly in my morgue files. Two of my children’s musicals have been publicly performed. A third based upon an Irish myth and set in modern-day Harlem, and a two-hander comedy Pinky, about a reclaimed, and subsequently lost friendship, are projects-in-waiting.

In 2018, I was the first recipient of the Florida Keys Writers Conference award for narrative non-fiction, and subsequently served on the organization’s 2019 planning committee as Director of the Writing Competition. I skip between two islands-Long Island, New York and Key West, Florida and have found a home with the talented members of the Key West Writers Guild. She         

Public speaking comes naturally. I have delivered talks interpreting chapters of the bible to dissecting the Judaic and Christian overtones found within the Harry Potter series. As a world traveler with a global perspective, the reach of my far-flung blogs has been unlimited. They’ve stretched from the world’s highest internet café on Mount Everest, over The Alps, across the Big Blue Pond and even from within the heart of darkness–the wilds of the Peruvian Amazon jungle. My travels have resulted in several multi-sensory travelogue presentations, and have captured a wide-eyed and ever-widening audience.

I hope you take the time to enjoy a romp through my debut picture book for adults and mature young people, The Ridiculous Horny Snail, An Ode in Two Acts and invite you to explore my other tales and reviews posted on the website. Drop in often to check out the outtakes and updates from my nonfiction work-in-progress Fish on A Leash, Reeling in the Backstory of the Most Extraordinary Theft in American Educational History about the Roslyn School District scandal of 2004.

 Copies of The Ridiculous Horny Snail, An Ode in Two Acts may be ordered through the bookstore, linking you directly to the secure order and payment page. Personalized inscriptions can be requested if you contact me through the comment section of the website or directly at jdw492211@gmail.com after placing an order.

          Copyright 2018 Judith D. Winters