Judy Irwin

Stories about regular kids, dealing with everyday stuff

Judy Irwin writes books about kids dealing with everyday stuff, like parents and divorce, friendships and bullies, and figuring out how to handle different situations and circumstances.  

She lives in Toronto with a dog, a cat, and two hamsters, plus her husband and two children, ages 10 and 13. 

Some of her favorite authors are Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Edward Eager and  Andrew Clements. Her favorite book of all time is 'Tender Is the
Night', by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Judy studied English Literature at the University of Toronto. She always wanted to be a writer. She wrote her first book in fourth grade - it
was about a boy called Japan, who lived in Japan. (Hopefully her character's names are a bit more imaginative now!)

Judy got the idea for 'What Did You Say?' from her own summers at trailer parks when she was a kid. Here she is at a trailer park on Eels Lake, Ontario, at age 12, the same age as Tash.
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