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Frances Judge

Author / Illustrator/ Blogger
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  • "Randi’s Steps is a beautiful, bittersweet story told by Francie, the little girl neighbor who befriends Randi when she moves in next door. Judge captures a wonderful narrative voice, real and warm and very human."                  24th Writer's Digest Self -published  Book Awards Book Review

  • "This is such a beautiful story of childhood friends and the joys and the sorrows of growing up..."


  • "I read this book in one sitting, unable to put it down. Although this is a young adult novel, its truth and beauty makes it appropriate for all ages. Anyone who has experienced profound loss, or even the little growing pains of adolescence, will relate to this novel."               EileenD

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Randi's Steps

A Novel


"From the Mannequin Factory"

1st Place / Non-rhyming Poetry


"Vows of Lace and Tie"

"Chasing Butterfly Dreams"

"What Do I Know of War?"

"Forever Talks"

Less of Us

release date

to be announced

"The Lure of the Witch"


My Books

 Francy Judge is an award-winning poet, writer, illustrator, and author of the middle-grade novel Randi’s Steps. After graduating from FIT in Manhattan for illustration, Francy worked as a freelance illustrator before focusing on writing. She has had short stories and poems published in Clubhouse Jr. Magazine, and anthologies including the 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Competition Collection of winning entries. She is an active member of SCBWI. She started a blog/website called to showcase her favorite picture books and review children’s books for all ages and an Etsy store to sell prints of her artwork ( Francy is currently writing her third and fourth young adult novels, seeking publication, and illustrating picture books she wrote. In her free time, Francy loves biking and reading on the boardwalk near her home in Long Beach, New York, and spending time with her husband and five grown children.

About Me

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"From the Mannequin Factory"

"The Water Trance"
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