More About the Author
New! Another anthology. COAST TO COAST:MURDER FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA has a pub date of October 1, 2015. This book is a collection of crime fiction short stories from the West Coast to the East Coast. My story, "The Rich Are Different" is set in New England waters from Oyster Bay, NY and ports and bays eastward. These sailors have no moral compass. Down and Out Books is the publisher.
The Guppy Anthology FISH OR CUT BAIT is now available as a trade paperback. 20+ wonderful short stories by established and up-and-coming authors. A perfect treadmill read. My story is about a robotic fish, "The Insurrection." This anthology has something for everyone.
Festival Madness is set in the high technology world of Cambridge, MA and Rte 128 and at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada. This fast-paced novel moves from high treachery to dust storms in the Black Rock Desert and "After Burn" parties in Reno. Festival Madness joins World of Mirrors and The Shadow Warriors on the Kindle for readers who love to read a high tech book on a high tech device, both of them friendly, of course. "Madness," "World" and "Warriors" are genre-busting novels of adventure and romantic suspense. And when was the last time you read about a cloak and dagger meeting at Chuck E.Cheese's?
I am Judith Copek, the author, and possibly the only person you will ever meet who was born in Montana, I grew up on the High Plains of Colorado and moved down to Houston to pick up a B.A. in English from Rice University. After a stint in Chicago, I landed in New England where I spent twenty-plus years as an Information Systems nerd, a natural choice for an English major. Analytic skills are transferable to any occupation and helped me survive Dilbert-like re-engineering projects and the Millennium Bug. In my writing, I like to put a literary spin on technology, and to show technology's humor and quirkiness along with its scary aspects.
When I'm not writing, cooking or digging in the garden, I'm researching my next novel. Right now that novel is Such Stuff As Dreams, set in the Los Angeles area in 1928. I belong to Toastmasters, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and PEN New England. I'm also a founding member of the New England Crime Bake Mystery Conference. Vital statistics: Three cats, two kids, one husband!