Judy is a published and award-winning author of over fifty books for children and young adults. As an author she has spent over twenty years engaged in school visits, residencies and consultancy projects, and her recent publication Wordtamer explores creative process and practice: re-envisaging writerly approaches and offering creative activities that stimulate imaginative responses. Judy works regularly with adult writers too, most recently engaging with art at The Discovery Centre, Winchester, or running a series of workshops for Portsmouth BookFest. Judy is also a Senior Lecturer teaching Creative Writing at the University of Winchester. Her research specialism includes creative process developed through alternative mediums such as drama and visual arts, and she has published research related to literacy, creative writing and education. Her interactive educational website www.wordtamer.co.uk has recently been upgraded and is a free schools resource, but adults can gain inspiration there too.