Kathryn Judson

Agent info

Kathryn Judson was a newspaper reporter and columnist for many years, before switching over to working for a small indie office supply company that morphed into the Uffda-shop, one of the largest indie bookstores in Oregon. (It has since closed.)

Almost Hopeless Horse was inspired in part by her horse Yob, who was afraid of cattle. Trouble Pug combines a love of history, time travel stories, and her late husband's fondness for a pug that traveled the country with him in his younger days. Why We Raise Belgian Horses got its start in stories from her husband's Norwegian-American family, including a story his grandfather told of a horse with an unusual phobia. The MI5 1/2 series started off as a spoof of spy novels, but ended up being more serious than that in places (although still fairly silly overall). When she got tired of dystopian novels that ignore God and don't seem to understand that conversion is an option for people, she launched into the Smolder series, which also pokes sharp sticks into the evils of racism and social engineering, while still having fun with romance and friendship.

Mrs. Judson is an adult convert to Christianity. She has lived most of her life on the rain shadow side of Oregon, but has also lived and worked in Texas, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. She also long ago traveled through Central America, and Canada, and to Japan. Also way back when, she toured with Up With People, and as a lowly flunky helped put on a Superbowl halftime show. In her school days, she was active in community theater, both on and off stage. One summer during her newspaper days, she took time off and worked for a summer stock theater company in the Black Hills of South Dakota. These days, she'd rather write than act, and would rather visit people in nursing homes than write.

Always a history buff (even in grade school!), Mrs. Judson has switched in recent years to studying the history of the church, from the teachings and trials of the apostolic church right on up to the present day, with an emphasis on the persecuted church. She finds the Radical Reformation (the rise of the Anabaptists) especially intriguing.

Where to find Kathryn Judson online

Twitter: @KDJudson

Agent for



Adventures of an Idaho Mountain Pilot
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,770. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 and represented by Kathryn Judson. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00)
Back country pilot Harold Dougal shares true tales gleaned from decades flying in a region known for rough terrain, dangerous weather, interesting residents, and a few airstrips that can only be successfully approached one way. Illustrated with photos and line drawings.

Books

The Historian: A Smolder novel
Series: The Smolder. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,850. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
When war breaks out, Tomas finds himself caught between the totalitarian government he's loyally served his entire life, and some fascinating rebels he never dreamed existed. Meanwhile, he's surrounded by too many available women, but in the Subterran world, the rule is 'hands off the women' except for a man with his wife. But it's proving harder than he could have imagined to find a wife.
The Piano: A short romantic comedy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,640. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Christian » General
When Palena's high class parents buy her a piano, they have no idea what societal shakeups the instrument will help cause. Nor do they yet fully understand the perils of masquerade balls. But they will. Oh, they will. Novella length (roughly 17,500 words).
Not Quite Home
Series: MI5 1/2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,310. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
You would think that a lifetime of taking on the bad guys would prepare a man to handle whatever came his way in retirement, now wouldn't you? Think again. Working for MI5 1/2 was almost easy, compared to some of what Richard Hugh is up against now.
Notes From Hiding
Series: The Smolder. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,450. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Isannah thinks she has a pretty good idea who she's going to marry someday. After all, she lives in an old prison camp cut off from the wider world and has grown up with all the known prospective husbands. But then the war moves closer, and Isannah must face a future that's nothing like she expected. Despite the turmoil, will she find true love?
Decidedly Not Official
Series: MI5 1/2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,730. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
It wasn't supposed to happen. Retirement just wasn't supposed to happen. Richard Hugh, aka Triple-O Five, had more or less planned on dying in the line of duty. But bureaucrats and life intervened. Now Richard must face enemies without the help of the agency. Worse yet, now he must face his past. Are we having fun yet?
The Hidden
Series: The Smolder. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,440. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » General
During the time known as The Smolder, when freedom's flame has been reduced to embers, a handful of believers are among the prisoners at a remote compound that houses people who are considered little more than material for scientific experiments. Can love endure in the face of such evil? Verity is about to find out. Christian futuristic fiction.
The MI5 1/2 Omnibus
Series: MI5 1/2. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 367,740. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Not Exactly Dead, Not Exactly Innocent, and Not Exactly Allies, together in one book.
Not Exactly Allies
Series: MI5 1/2, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 128,050. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Triple-O Five and company are up against murderous moles, communist madmen, wacky mental health experts, and the hazards of family life. 2014 Revised Edition..
Not Exactly Innocent
Series: MI5 1/2, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,240. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Christian » Romance
When a mad would-be conqueror starts hiring and kidnapping experts in bioweapons and missiles, Triple-O Five and his bride are called back into action sooner than planned. (This is the 2014 revised edition.)
The Unexpecteds
Series: The Smolder. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,400. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Eleven-year-old Shayna Miller is living underground, hidden from a utopian government that kills anyone who isn't bred to scientific standards or who doesn't toe the party line. But her father keeps moving her family from place to place, almost as if he's running from something inside Subterra itself. But what?
The Birdwatcher
Series: The Smolder. Price: Free! Words: 70,760. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Out West during the reign of Greenley the Third, Renzo, a government biologist specializing in bird counts, isn't aiming to run afoul of the ruthless government he's dutifully serving - but life has a way of taking strange turns, as he's about to find out.
The Smolder
Series: The Smolder. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,530. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00)
A worldwide government has become nearly all-powerful, sorting people into breeds, assigning jobs according to breed, and taking it upon itself to declare who qualifies as a person. But it can't quite kill the embers of human dignity and a yearning for freedom, as it's about to find out. This is the 2016 revised edition.
Joanne and I Burn Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.00)
When Joanne sets out to teach her friend Molly a science lesson during an outdoor band concert, things kinda, sorta get out of control for a while.
Trouble Pug
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,560. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Fantasy
Two girls find a stray dog in a park, and adopt it, only to find that it likes to time travel, and take kids along. Accidental time travel can be fun, right?
Almost Hopeless Horse
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Lifestyles / Farm & Ranch Life, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
When a rancher's favorite mare has a colt, everyone assumes he'll be a good cow pony. But while he's friendly, loveable, and handsome - he's afraid of cows!
Not Exactly Dead
Series: MI5 1/2, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 127,630. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.50)
Richard Hugh, aka Triple-O Five of MI5 1/2, is happily making life miserable for bad guys and cultivating a reputation as a lady's man. But then the Americans send over Emma Chapman to keep an eye on him, in hopes of catching a spy killer they think is on his tail.
Why We Raise Belgian Horses
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 79,120. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A descendant of Norwegian immigrants chronicles ancestral adventures in Dakota Territory and Norway, including several stories about Hans, an odd but friendly draft horse with a reputation as a scaredy-cat.

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