Web content strategist
creative thinker-content curator
social media manager
influencer- online market guru
a voracious reader
reviewer- book promoter-blogger
As a child, growing up in the South (Southeastern US —Piedmont Region) a native of Charlotte, North Carolina area, where you could find her with her nose in a book, most of the time.
Her favorite childhood pastime—taking books into the woods, or somewhere beautiful and peaceful, to find solace, a rainy day, or perhaps a porch swing, escaping — caught up in the characters, stories, and dreams; transported to another place or time. (She still enjoys and not a lot has changed).
Shortly thereafter, by the time she was twelve, she was redesigning rooms, for her babysitting parents' homes- space planning, interior design and rearranging their furniture to create balance.
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A vegan, wanderlust
lover of nature- adventure
rustic log cabins- walks in the woods-waterfalls
porch swings- evening breezes-hammocks-rain-
tin roofs - mountains-seaside-islands, travel,
solitude, design, art, architecture,
historic cities, photography, books,
healthy living, cycling, and hiking.
Judith D. Collins (Judy) is a media professional with over 35 years of experience in the publishing, advertising, media, financial, interior design, hospitality, real estate investments, and online marketing in Atlanta, Carolinas, and Florida.
She started a marketing consulting company ten yrs. ago, specializing in web design, graphic design, SEO, SEM, and content management. She has a variety of hotel and bestselling author clients —and loves book promotions.
Judith is an avid reader and book blogger who loves new and upcoming releases. A fan of fiction: thrillers, mystery, suspense, historical fiction, literary, and non-fiction. (see more below).
She started her popular blog #JDCMustReadBooks in 2014. A Top Reviewer on Amazon, NetGalley, Goodreads, and other popular book sites. She loves e-books and audio (6 devices to ensure an auto-charge at all times); however, she likes to collect autographed hardcover copies of her favorite authors. She enjoys connecting with authors and fellow book lovers.
Her popular monthly newsletters: Top New Books By Book Release Month, and An Elevator Q&A with the Author (interviews), as well as her annual Top Books of the Year.
She resides full time in West Palm Beach, FL in a high-rise downtown in the Arts and Entertainment District— overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and Palm Beach. She loves urban living (minus the hurricanes); however, in a perfect world, she would also have a second home in the mountains. But the back and forth— too hectic. She adores travel when she can find the time.
A lover of nature and the autumn-fall season; scenic views, waterfalls, porches, gardening, log cabins, hammocks, swings, rocking chairs, rain, and tin roofs.
She is active across social media; enjoys reading, research, creating, design, travel, cycling, and hiking (and misses her Big Canoe, GA mountain cabin) and Highlands, NC.
Her favorite thing to do is read at home, with no interruptions. A lover of solace. A lifelong insomniac, she envies anyone who can sleep restfully. The only music she enjoys is either jazz or soothing nature spa music. Her mind is too busy, thinking and creating so she needs soft background music.
She loves (demands) organization, a perfectionist, a workaholic— loves anything creative. A true Virgo (and proud of it). A vegan, she is into healthy living and eating. She loves plant-based cooking and cannot live without her Vitamix.
Must haves: Good pillows, luxury bedding, air conditioning (preferably at 62 degrees year-round), air purifier, prescription sunglasses, cafe americano espresso, organization; laptop, tablet, and books.
Where you will never catch her: A shopping mall, Black Friday, a buffet, or a cruise.
When she is not reading (not much free time since she reads over 300+ books a year and 100+ audiobooks )—she loves binge-watching the following videos/shows (while multi-tasking):
Pearson, Suits, Younger, Bosch, Good Behavior, Schitt's Creek, Will and Grace, This is Us, The Village, Life Itself, Bull, The Good Fight, NCIS New Orleans, Blue Bloods, The Mentalist, The Affair, Goliath, The Good Wife, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Great Gatsby, Red Oaks, Greenleaf, Queen Sugar, Underground, and The Notebook (anything with Ryan Gosling), please.
A mother of two grown sons and "Nana J" to two wonderful grandchildren Avery and Brady, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Fiction: Adult, suspense, legal, crime, urban noirs, psycho, cop procedural thrillers, and mystery; southern, novellas, short stories, coming of age, contemporary, chick lit, women's, literary, and historical fiction.
Non-Fiction: Christian, memoirs, biography, autobiography, legal, social, political, travel, social, business, plant-based cooking- especially vegan and gluten-free, due to allergies as well as integrative medicine.
Not a huge fan of romance, science fiction, gothic, horror, supernatural or paranormal.
Please contact Judith via her contact page for book review requests, and include a link to the book; if interested will respond. She has a full editorial calendar, working with NetGalley, and unable to respond to other requests.