Hogan, portrait, copyright Anne Kessler Shields, 1991-92

Judy Hogan, poet and publisher portrait by Anne Kesler Shields, 1991-1992. Part of a larger painting, entitled, "WOMEN OF LETTERS: A Group Portrait of NC Writers"

Winter 2021 Creative Writing Courses

Judy Hogan will be teaching creative writing in the winter of 2021, Jan-Mar.

See Classes for details.


Fourteen mysteries, the most recent being A Teen's Christmas in Wales

– See Mysteries for news on all of the mysteries.

– See Poetry for news about Those Eternally Linked Lives, a new poetry book from Big Table Publishing in Massachusetts, January 15, 2018.

Grace: A China Diary, 1910-16 came out April 2017 from Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Judy Hogan
Poet, Writer, Thinker

"When human beings are involved, you can always do something. There is always hope for change."
    — Welford Wilson

The Fourteeth Penny Weaver Mystery
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A Teen's Christmas in Wales, in paperback and e-book, is Judy Hogan's third novel set on the Gower Peninsula in Wales. Penny Weaver's grandson Seb was thanked for his help during the arrest of a murderer by being given two air tickets for him and his girlfriend Naomi to the Gower Peninsula in Wales, where Penny and her Welsh husband spend some months each year. The teens will join them for the Christmas-New Year's holiday. They've been researching all the caves and other ancient stone sites on Gower, and visiting Penny and Kenneth's friends there, including some in their 90s. They will stay with friends Zack and Meg at their bed and breakfast place and celebrate British Christmas rituals. They help bake the treats, go shopping for gifts, join the carolers who visit the elderly, and explore caves and ancient monuments. When someone Meg knew years ago in London, shows up to see Meg, she is very disturbed. In her youth, she'd run away to London, and this man Dolph had gotten her hooked on drugs, but her husband wants them to be hospitable. Dolph ends up dead, and Penny worries that Seb and Naomi and their two new Gower friends, Bridget and Guy, will try to solve the crime. Penny tries to keep an eye on the fourteen-year-olds, and to stop any moves to crime-solving by them. A challenge she doesn't quite meet. Then the two young women disappear, and a huge search party is called into action.

Links: NC Writer's Network, NC WARN, The Sallie Bingham Women's History and Culture Collection, Carolina Wren Press, Postmenopausalzest, Wild Embers Press, Finishing Line Press, Veteran Feminists of America

Contact Judy: judyhogan@mindspring.com
Updated:  December 15, 2020