San Francisco literary artist judy b. is the author of the fiction collection Stories for Airports.
In her life as a journalist, judy b. has written and edited for various newspapers and websites across the country. She has produced and directed daily news programs for Sirius satellite radio and environmental news shorts for the CBS Radio Network. As culture editor of Wired News judy b. appeared regularly on KVIE-TV's California Capitol Week and hosted Wired News Audio Spin, which she also created and produced. She has spoken at conferences around the world, including South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
Along with S.M. Peters and Josef Aukee, judy b. founded Saucy Algonqs, a writing collective that staged readings throughout the Bay Area. She originated the role of Barbara in Peters' play Piece of You at the Jon Sims Center for the Arts and currently contributes vocal stylings to Aukee's poésie performances.
A jazz-trained vocalist, judy b. is known for improvising lyrics and her songful storytelling. She has performed in many Bay Area clubs, among them: Jazz Nouveau, Dogpatch Saloon, Rasselas, Bistro Yoffi, and the Marriott Hotel. Her varied exploits have included tangential stints as a teacher, translator, and tour guide. She identifies as an artist, volunteers for social justice and sustainability causes, and is an avid supporter of small, locally owned businesses — especially in San Francisco, where she lives.