Judith E. French has been writing professionally since she was fifteen. She is the author of more than fifty novels, sold world-wide and translated into German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Norwegian and other languages. Many of her books are Native American romances set in the Maryland Tidewater country during the American colonial period. Judith's awards include Romantic Times Magazine's prestigious Career Achievement Award in American Historical Romance, the P.E.A.R.L. Award for Best Anthology, 1999, and the Delaware Diamond Award for Literary Excellence. Judith also ghostwrites mysteries, contemporary romances, and historical romance. A recent venture is a paranormal series set in Atlantis: Seaborne, Waveborne, and Waterborne, all written as Katherine Irons.
Judith is a mother and grandmother. She lives with her husband and two spoiled dogs in a restored 18th Century farmhouse on the Delaware-Maryland border that has been in her family since a female ancestor received a land grant from William Penn. Judith is descended from early Chesapeake Bay Scottish, English, and Welsh settlers and Lenape Indians. She has a strong family heritage of oral story telling, a tradition continued on by the success of her oldest daughter, bestselling novelist Colleen Faulkner, a.k.a. V.K. Forrest, Sarah Gray, and Hunter Morgan. Continuing the tradition, two of Judith's grandchildren are aspiring novelists.