I was born in Silicon Valley when it was known as the Santa Clara Valley, or more poetically, the Valley of Heart’s Delight, because it was a lovely, bucolic place known for its orchards, not for computer chips. My dad was in sales, which meant he got transferred a lot, so I grew up in cities all over the map.
When I graduated with a degree in journalism from Georgia State University, I immediately began to drift from one job to another – journalist, substitute teacher, public relations specialist for a phone company and a public television station, advertising copywriter, airline computer instructor, and travel agent.
Then, fortuitously, I landed at the McGraw Street Bakery in Seattle, WA. where I fell in love with the rhythms of baking. From that experience came Bread Alone, published in the U.S. in 2001. Isabel’s Daughter (June 2003) grew out of my love for and fascination with the Southwest. The Baker’s Apprentice (April 2005) is a sequel to Bread Alone, and my new book, The Laws of Harmony, just came out in February 2009.
Because I was raised to be modest, I’m too shy to say, “My novels have been translated into 11 languages and distributed in more than 15 countries worldwide.” So I let my husband, Geoff, type that part in. We now live in Santa Fe, NM, with Blue, who is half corgi, half blue heeler, all comedian. When I’m not laughing at her, I’m baking bread or working on my fifth book.
For more information about Judi, visit her website or check out her blog, The Kitchen Table.
About The Laws of Harmony
Sunny Cooper has been running since she was eighteen – from the New Mexico commune where she grew up… and from the haunting memory of the freak accident that took the life of her younger sister. Now, at thirty-two, Sunny voices radio spots in Albuquerque while struggling to hold on to a floundering relationship. But when a second tragic accident – and the devastating truths that come to light in it’s aftermath – turns her world upside down, Sunny runs again.
In the town of Harmony on San Miguel Island, she takes a new job. learns to ride a motorcycle, and makes some surprising new friends. But the past is never far behind. A startling discovery – along with an emotional and revelatory reunion with her estranged mother – is forcing Sunny to step out from the shadows of yesterday to embrace an uncertain future.
Discussion questions for The Laws of Harmony can be found HERE.
Please enjoy this terrific book trailer for The Laws of Harmony:
Judi Hendricks’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, May 4th: Literate Housewife
Tuesday, May 5th: Dreadlock Girl
Wednesday, May 6th: Books and Cooks (interview)
Thursday, May 7th: Baking and Books
Monday, May 11th: Book Addiction
Tuesday, May 12th: Prudence Pennywise
Monday, May 18th: Peeking Between the Pages
Wednesday, May 20: Baking Delights
Monday, May 25th: Farmgirl Fare
Thursday, May 28th: Stephanie’s Written Word
Friday, May 29th: Caribousmom
Do you have any tour stops remaining for this book as well? I’d surely be interested!