Judy Burford

Biography

Judy Burford is a charter member of ACFW Louisiana and has served as president, vice-president, and secretary. She has five short stories and her personal salvation testimony published in various anthologies. A Special Touch of Grace is her self-published collection of stories of missionaries. The Cross Murders is a novel, written by a deceased friend, which she edited and had published.

A resident of Gloster, Louisiana, a small farming community in DeSoto Parish, Judy and her husband, Hall, are parents of two daughters, each of whom is married. They have four grandchildren and one grandson-in-law. They hosted nine exchange students who have given them eleven bonus grandchildren.

Former dairy farmers, Judy, Hall, and their oldest daughter, Holley, run a beef cattle farm. Agriculture is one of her passions.

Traveling is another passion she shares with her husband. Their trips have taken them to Lithuania, where Lara, their younger daughter, and her husband live and work as missionaries; Germany, Finland, and Brazil, to the homes of exchange students; and mission trips to China, Niger, and Alaska. The COVID shut-down and limited travel has been hard to deal with. With a trip scheduled for September 2021, Judy is hoping to take to the skies again.

She also enjoys cooking, especially with vegetables from the family garden. Cooking for her family and others has been a great way to endure some of the pandemic restrictions.

Judy and Hall are very involved in Gloster Baptist Church, which is conveniently located across the street from their house. They lead a young adult small group.

When writing, Judy enjoys the way characters take on life and personalities of their own. Her coming-of-age story, Step In, surprised her by leading its characters, and her, along the Oregon Trail. She enjoyed researching the trail, a new venture for her, so the facts that she included would be true.

Books

Coming of Age
Price: Free! Words: 45,400. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2021 by Narrow Way Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
These ten adventures will take you to places you have never been. When you return from these experiences, chances are some will have left you wanting for more. If so, then check out that story’s author page in the back of the book. They might have something else you’ll like. We believe you’ll be glad you did.
2020 Vision
You set the price! Words: 32,700. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2020 by Narrow Way Press. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The seven short stories contained in 2020 Vision are as diverse in technique and theme as our previous years’ writings; nevertheless, they are united in the fact that a mention of the eyes is a common element. We invite you to take notice of the techniques used by this array of talented authors to weave those eyes-related appearances into their stories.
Over the Moon Travel Treasures: A Collection of Diverse Short Stories
You set the price! Words: 62,790. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2019 by Narrow Way Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
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The 7 short stories contained in Over the Moon Travel Treasures are as diverse in technique and theme as one could hope for; nevertheless, they are united in the fact that travel is a common element, along with the appearance of something to do with the Moon because this book is dedicated to those brave travelers of Apollo 11, who flew to the Moon fifty years ago. Look for those in these stories.
Celebrating the Short Story
You set the price! Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2018 by Narrow Way Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The seven short stories contained in Celebrating the Short Story are as diverse in technique and theme as one could hope for. Nevertheless, they are united in the fact that they are each in and of themselves short stories.