Kathryn Judson

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Kathryn Judson is a former newspaper reporter who switched to helping run an independent bookstore, and then to writing books after her husband volunteered to run the bookstore by himself so she could write full time. After her husband passed away, she had to close the bookstore.

She grew up in the western United States. After a few detours, she lives there again. Along the way, in addition to journalism and selling books, she worked in summer stock theater, as a waitress, and delivered office supplies, among other things. She also toured briefly with an international goodwill group putting on concerts, and (as a lowly assistant to producers) helped put on a Superbowl halftime show. But her favorite job was being a housewife, of the 'available to help the neighbors, do volunteer work, and babysit at the drop of a hat' variety. (It would have surprised her college-aged self to know this, since her college-aged self was misled by feminism into thinking that homemakers were bored and boring, not to mention hapless and close to useless. That shows what her younger self knew about the real world - which wasn't much!)

Mrs. Judson is the author of Almost Hopeless Horse, Why We Raise Belgian Horses, Trouble Pug, The MI5 1/2 series, and The Smolder series, among other things. She is also active online, writing on a variety of topics.

She is fascinated by history. This fascination started young. In grade school she checked out and read every biography in the school library, after which the librarian apologized for not having more biographies and gently but firmly introduced her to other types of history books - some of which were even better than biographies. She continues to study history on the side, and delights in having access to documents and other resources online.

She is an adult convert to Christianity (which fact would have also surprised her younger self), coming to faith midway in her writing career. She now does Christian outreach to people in assisted living centers, as well as continuing to write full time.

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
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.


The Hidden
Series: The Smolder. Price: $3.49 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: 128,000. 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, in this freshly edited third book in the MI5 1/2 series.
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: $3.29 USD. Words: 57,360. 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: $3.29 USD. Words: 94,190. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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.
Joanne and I Burn Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
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: $3.29 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,000. 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 he's friendly, loveable, and handsome - but 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
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: $5.99 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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