Judy Young

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Judy Young, the author of “A Pet for Miss Wright”, was born in Springfield, MO. When Judy was ten, she showed her grandma a poem she had written.

Judy Young, the author of “A Pet for Miss Wright”, was born in Springfield, MO. When Judy was ten, she showed her grandma a poem she had written. Her grandmother encouraged her to keep writing and she did.

Mrs. Young got a degree in Speech Pathology at the University of Tulsa. As she pursued her job, she discovered she enjoyed writing poetry and children’s books.

An important part of writing books is inspiration. “Inspiration comes from numerous different places,” said Judy. A lot of her bright ideas come from little things, like interesting facts and quotes from people. Her inspiration strikes her imagination just for a few seconds.

Every author has a favorite part about being an author. Judy said that she feels great when she sees a kid reading one of her books. When she notices someone reading one of her books, she can’t help herself from taking a picture. Another one of her favorite parts about being an author is getting her books accepted.

Authors also have to set goals for them themselves, so they can go further in their careers. Judy Young has many goals as a writer. Her biggest goal is for the reader to have a connection with her books. Like in her book “R is for Rhyme, A Poetry Alphabet,” she wants kids to learn from her books. Like all authors Judy wants people of all ages to enjoy her stories.

As we came close to the end of our interview, I asked Judy what is some advice that you have for young writers? “The key to becoming a good writer is reading,” Judy said. She also said to do a good deal of writing and use your imagination.

I was lucky enough to have my first interview with Judy Young. My long journey from the mountains to interview her and was definitely worth the trip.