Judith Lesley Marshall


Judith was born and brought up in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. She had a varied career as a modern languages lecturer, complementary therapist and library officer before setting up as a freelance creative writing coach.
She led the Winning Words project for Barnard Castle in 2012 when it was chosen as a beacon town for promoting poetry as part of the cultural Olympic programme.
Her work has been published in anthologies and magazines since the late 1990s. In 2013 a selection of poems based on her family history was published by Mudfog press under the title of 'Life Lines.' An e-Book version was published with Smashwords as ' Land of my Ancestors.'
Judith is currently working on fantasy poetry fusions and expanding the provision of creative retreats which she organises for writers and artists at venues with literary/artistic connections in North Yorkshire and County Durham.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
My writing process is organic. Once the seed of inspiration is sown I run with the flow to see where it takes me. This provides the opportunity for both the reader and myself to be surprised and delighted by the outcome.
I put the initial draft away for a while, review and redraft until it is the best I can make it, share it with first readers, then redraft again and again until I am ready to release it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Jules Verne's 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' is one of the most memorable. It opened a door in my mind to the world of science fiction and fantasy. While I have tried my hand at science fiction, my heart embraces the fantasy side of this genre.
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This member has not published any books.