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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
Frances Judge graduated from FIT in Manhattan and worked as an illustrator before homeschooling her five children. She studied writing in between grading papers and changing diapers and taught children’s creative writing and art classes. In 2018, she won first place in the Writer’s Digest Annual Contest for her poem “From the Mannequin Factory.” In the same contest of previous years, two of her young adult short stories received Honorable Mention awards. Her poems and short stories have been published in magazines such as Clubhouse Jr. and anthologies. Her debut novel Randi’s Steps was a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award. In sixth grade, she was voted Most Sensitive, a quality she hated as a kid but now pours into her stories to create interesting relatable characters.
"From the Mannequin Factory"