She was the last child born to a middle-class family. A stay at home mother. A father who worked three jobs to put food on the table and clothes on his seven children’s backs.
Given no middle name, just a first after a triple threat actress – an actor, singer and dancer.
Born with an enlarged heart. This little girl woundn’t leave the old Cohoes Hospital until she was eight months old. Bonding only with the nurses who held her in the middle of the night.
At the age of five, a stranger molested her. By the age of twelve, she declared herself – stronger than the child molester. She found courage, strength and determination within herself. Sought forgiveness for his… soul. From that day forward she stopped carrying the memory of that day.
In the seventh grade, a teacher told her she was a gifted writer.
Somewhere near the age of fourteen, she was sent away to live with a sibling. Still she found an untold peace in her heart.
A senior in high school now, eigtheen to be exact when she met the love of her life. Not knowing the consequences, she gave him her heart.
Together, they lived a life truer than most fairytales – often romantic, a bit of adventure, and on occasion quite suspenseful.
Deep in her heart, she knew that one day she would write her first story. Determined to see her name on the New York Times Bestseller List, she worked hard, harder than most to learn the craft of writing.
She’s a dreamer, a believer, and you might say an achiever. Humble, grateful and thankful for the gift of telling one’s stories. A gift bestowed upon her by her Father.
Her message at the age of sixty-three is simple – never give up! Dream your dreams. Live your best life at any age. Find forgiveness in your own heart and you will live a life of untold peace and happiness.
They call her Judy.
I’m happy to share my first novel with the world. On January 29th you can pre order Still Crazy.
Love, hugs and kisses,
Judy Prescott Marshall