Judith Woodburn is the author of six non-fiction books for children on the environment, mental health, and other subjects, most recently, Your Happiest You. She is co-author, with Nancy Holyoke, of Worry: A Smart Girl’s Guide. Her essays and articles have appeared in many journalistic and literary venues for both adults and children, including The New York Times, Wisconsin People and Ideas, Salon.com, OurSelves, The Progressive, and Mademoiselle. She was the winner of the Council for Wisconsin Writers Award for Non-Fiction and her short story, “Lucky People,” was awarded the New South Prize for Short Fiction. She is the recipient of a Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist Program Literary Fellow. She has led writing workshops at Woodland Pattern literary arts center in Milwaukee and has taught both journalistic and literary essay writing at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and Marquette University.