Judi Calhoun is an artist and freelance writer. She is the author of Sword of Yesher, published 2007 by Round Rock Chapter Books, Georgetown, Texas. She was the winner of the Art Innovation Award in 2009 by Art Works NH. She has always loved books and grew up illustrating her own stories. Since moving to the Great North Woods from California, Judi has focused much of her time working on a series of fantasy based, YA novels. Her new book, Ancient Fire, published April 27, 2013, by Mira Publishing, is finally out and her fans are excitedly waiting for the next book in the series of the chronicles of Shonna Wells.