Events & Workshops

AKMARAL Book Tour and Events

BOOK LAUNCH! Thursday, May 9, 2024, 6:30 PM: Millburn Public Library, Millburn, NJ – in conversation with Art Historian and President of Friends of the Millburn Library Dorothy Kelly with live music by Cooper Davis & Friends–co-sponsored by The Writers Circle.

Thursday, May 16, 2024, 7:00 PM: Watchung Booksellers, Montclair, NJ – in conversation with novelist Laurie Lico Albanese, author of HESTER

Sunday, May 19, 2024, 11:00 AM: Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ – In conversation with poet and novelist Colby Cedar Smith. This event is part of the Library’s Book Brunch series.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 6:00 PM: Virtual In-Conversation with bestselling novelist Cathy Marie Buchanan, author of THE PAINTED GIRLS and DAUGHTER OF BLACK LAKE – REGISTER HERE.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 12:00 PM: Author Talk at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, NJ. REGISTER HERE.

Sunday, June 2, 2024, 12:00 – 3:00 PM: Author Meet & Greet at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Ledgewood, NJ.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 7:00 PM: Book Culture, NYC – In conversation with #1 bestselling novelist Christina Baker Kline, author of ORPHAN TRAIN and THE EXILES.

November 17-24: Miami Book Fair – Details to come.

More events in the works.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Advance Registration Is Greatly Appreciated!


Creative Writing Workshops

Judith is the founder/director of The Writers Circle where she teaches creative writing in-person and online. Visit TWC’s website to join one of her ongoing workshops.

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS: December 8, 2023: Writers Digest Historical Fiction Virtual Conference, Breathing on Bones: Unearthing Inspirations for Historical Fiction. Available soon on Writer’s Digest University.

Booking Author Visits & Book Club Events

Judith is always thrilled to speak with book clubs and other groups about her historical novels, in-depth research, and why she is drawn to truly obscure places and cultures in history. She also loves to share her passion for the creative process and all that she’s learned through leading and teaching at The Writers Circle. At her events and book talks, she will even include creative writing prompts and exercises to engage participants and listeners to discover their own creative voice.

To book Judith for an author event or workshop, contact Laura Marie PR or use the contact page for more information. Judith also participates in the Novel Network. Use this free service to arrange virtual and in-person author visits.

“I’ve never had an author bring a book to life the way that Judith did…. Judith is multi-talented — not only is she a gifted writer but she has a career that includes acting. The years of studying lines and parts and language allowed her to light an internal fire on her book like no one else could.

And for the people in the room, she brought a third dimension to the book solely through her words and expression and the ultimate love and intimacy that only she could have with this book.

It’s nights like these that I am able to say “this is why I do this” …

– Comments from the host of one of Judith’s book events