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 North Carolina,
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 40 years of experience in publishing, advertising, media, financial, interior design, hospitality, real estate investments, and online marketing in Atlanta, Carolinas, and Florida.
She started a marketing consulting company sixteen years ago, specializing in web design, web management, and development, storyboarding, revenue management, graphic design, SEO, SEM, and content management.
Judith has a variety of hotel, resort, B&B inns, and bestselling New York Times author clients. She facilitates their website design, maintenance, blogs, newsletters, events, tours, social media, and book promotions. Delivering stand-out blogs and newsletters plus more.
Judith is a super reader and book blogger who loves new and upcoming releases. A fan of fiction: thrillers, psychological, domestic, crime, mystery, suspense; historical, legal, and literary fiction, and non-fiction. (see more below).
She started her popular blog #JDCMustReadBooks in 2014. A Top Reviewer on Amazon, NetGalley, Goodreads, LibraryThing, and other popular book sites. She loves e-books and audiobooks (6 devices to ensure an auto-charge at all times); however, she likes to collect autographed hardcover copies of her favorite authors for her ever-growing home library. She enjoys connecting with authors and fellow book lovers. Her popular monthly newsletters: Top New Books By Book Release Month and Top Books of the Year.
In 2018 she introduced the #ElevatorAuthorSeries as creator and host—with monthly Interviews (newsletters) with top-named authors and new book releases. She goes behind the scenes of the book and the author to connect readers and writers.
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. A lover of South Florida urban living (minus the hurricanes); however, in a perfect world, she would also have a second home in the NC/GA mountains.
An advocate of human rights and justice for causes has an extensive background in fundraising and sponsorships and has served on top boards of directors. A lover of nature and the autumn-fall season; scenic views, waterfalls, porches, log cabins, mountains, hammocks, swings, historic towns, rocking chairs, rain, and tin roofs.
She is active across social media; enjoys reading, research, quaint inns, creating, designing, 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. She enjoys listening to audiobooks. 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.
She loves (demands) organization in her business and personal life. A perfectionist, a workaholic— loves anything creative. A true Virgo (and proud of it). A vegan, she is into healthy living and eating and a must for plant-based cooking. (severe food allergies)
Must-haves: Good pillows, luxury bedding, air conditioning (preferably at 65 degrees year-round), air purifiers, prescription sunglasses, decaf cafe americano espresso, ultimate organization; laptop, tablet, and books.
Where you will never catch her: A shopping mall, a concert, Black Friday, a buffet, or a cruise.
FAVORITE AUTHORS: Too many to name; however, check out titles under the BOOK STUFF tab drop-down menu; Top Books 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 by year and you will find authors that appear year after year. She will read anything they write! There you will find the list of book recommendations and reviews.
When she is not reading (not much free time since she reads over hundreds of books a year and audiobooks /podcasts)—she loves binge-watching the following videos/shows (while multi-tasking):
Pearson, SUITS, Younger, Council of Dads, Bosch, Good Behavior, Schitt's Creek, Ordinary Joe, Will, and Grace, This is Us, The Village, Life Itself, Bull, The Good Fight, NCIS New Orleans, The Mentalist, The Affair, Goliath, The Good Wife, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Great Gatsby, Red Oaks, Greenleaf, Lincoln Lawyer. Queen Sugar, Underground, and The Notebook (anything with Ryan Gosling), please.
A mother of two grown sons (financial and legal) and "Nana J" to two fabulous grandchildren Avery and Brady, in North Carolina.
Fiction: Adult, suspense, legal, crime, urban noirs, psycho, cop procedural thrillers, and mystery; southern, novellas, short stories, coming of age, contemporary, women's, literary, and historical fiction.
Non-Fiction: Christian, memoirs, biography, literary, 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.