Judy Reeves is an award-winning writer and teacher whose books on the writing craft include A Writer’s Book of Days (named “Best Nonfiction” by the San Diego Book Awards and a “Hottest Books for Writers” by Writer’s Digest), Writing Alone/Writing Together,The Writer’s Retreat Kit, and Wild Women, Wild Voices. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared many journals and anthologies. A long-time teacher of creative writing, she previously taught at UCSD Extension and has led community-based writing practice groups for thirty years. She’s on the faculty of the Southern California Writers’ Conference, a member of the Council of the International Association for Journal Writing, and teaches at writing conferences internationally. She also teaches and leads workshops through San Diego Writers, Ink, a nonprofit literary center she cofounded in 2004. Her awards include those from the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild, San Diego Writer’s Festival, and The African American Writers & Artists Association. Mayor Jerry Sanders declared July 24, 2010 “Judy Reeves Day” in San Diego. Judy’s first memoir, When Your Heart Says Go–My Year of Traveling Beyond Loss and Loneliness was published by She Writes Press in 2023. Judy lives and writes in San Diego, amid bulging bookshelves and an ancient Underwood typewriter that claims its own social media fan base.