About the Author
Judy Zummo was born in Denver, Colorado. Her father, James Jackson, was in the military and stationed at White Sands where he was assigned to observe atomic testing. Her mother was a registered nurse.
Judy’s father contracted Leukemia when Judy was young. Her mother Trudy, remarried Sumner Jones, and the family moved to Pennsylvania. Three additional children, (two boys and one girl) were born.
The family lived in Pennsylvania until Judy was fourteen. They relocated to North Carolina where Judy graduated from high school. She attended college in Salisbury, North Carolina and transferred to William and Mary where she graduated in 1966 with a degree in English and a minor in math. She took several years off to raise her two daughters, then returned to the classroom where she completed thirty years teaching both math and English. She continues substituting in the local public school system.
Judy has two daughters, Tonya, a general surgeon and Andrea, an attorney. When Judy’s older daughter Tonya was young, she had two imaginary pirate friends named Hoeny and Hinky. Whenever Tonya did anything wrong, it was Hoeny and Hinky to blame. Judy recorded those stories, and they became the inspiration for the Henry and Hinky series.
Judy and her husband Michael, live in Locust Grove, Virginia with their dog. They enjoy sailing, reading and riding horses.
For more information, please visit her website at www.JudyZummo.com