Judy Alter

Biography

My books have won awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, Western Writers of America, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Museum (it may have a more generic name today). In 2005 I received the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement from Western Writers of America, Inc. In 1989 I was named an Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth and also named one of 100 women who have left their mark on Texas, by Dallas Morning News. Recently retired after twenty-two years as director of TCU Press, I am a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Sisters in Crime, and the Guppie chapter.
Most important things I’ve ever done: being a mother and grandmother. My home is in Fort Worth, Texas

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Books

Murder at Peacock Mansion
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,200. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » General
“Kate Chambers continues to impress. This third book in the Blue Plate Café mysteries opens with two intriguing story lines that intermingle flawlessly and will keep you captivated until the final page.” -Terrie Farley Moran, Agatha Award-Winning author of the Read ’Em and Eat cozy mysteries.
Murder at the Blue Plate Café
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,130. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
“Kate Chambers continues to impress. This third book in the Blue Plate Café mysteries opens with two intriguing story lines that intermingle flawlessly and will keep you captivated until the final page.” -Terrie Farley Moran, Agatha Award-Winning author of the Read ’Em and Eat cozy mysteries.
The Art of Candle Dipping
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
(4.00)
A short story based on an actual incident in the 1880s in North Texas, when Comanches threatened a family. The mother was dipping candles and used hot wax to protect her children.
Mattie
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 84,030. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Against the background of sparsley settled western Nebraska at the turn of the 20th century, Mattie tells the story of a pioneer woman physician. Through the years of her practice, Mattie finds romance and disappointment, battles won and loved ones lost. She endures to find a richness she could only find on the plains. A realistic portrait of life on the plains and one unforgettable woman.

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