Dear Friends and Family,

I hope this year is going wonderfully for you! Here’s an update on my progress as a novelist:

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February 22, 2008


About Desert Medicine and Judy Alexander

In the novel Desert Medicine, a newly divorce young mother of twins who runs a plant nursery discovers the true meaning of family and grows spiritually while helping an eccentric older woman from her church. This colorful woman relates her own feisty search for family, beginning as an abused girl in 1930s Panhandle Texas, sent to live in border town Calexico, California, with a maiden aunt who runs a home hospital.

The author, Judy Alexander, is a photographer, corporate communications writer, and adjunct professor. The mother of two sons, she lives with her husband in Santa Ana, CA.

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In this Issue:
Desert Medicine Novel Gets Press Coverage
Upcoming Events
Free Review Copy for Your Book Club
Support an Author: Hire a Photographer


Desert MedicineDesert Medicine Novel Gets Press Coverage

Since the release of my novel, Desert Medicine, in December, I’ve been signing books at churches, schools, and networking clubs. A wonderful article by Cameron Bird of the Irvine World News appeared shortly before my book signing at Concordia University:

Family, career, rejections shape a writer: After 20 years, writer’s first novel is published

Judy Alexander, an adjunct Concordia University writing professor, woke up early for two decades to write fiction. In the intervening time, her life radically changed… (read more)

Other Desert Medicine media coverage includes:

Upcoming Events
I’m available to speak to your church group, university class, book club, or service organization about “Staying Creative Despite Rejection: Persevering and Pursuing Your Dream.”

March 7
7 p.m.

Barnes & Noble

791 S. Main St.
Orange, CA

March 12
7 p.m.

Barnes & Noble

901 B. South Coast Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA

March 13
9 a.m.

Concordia University, Advanced Creative Writing Class

Irvine, CA

March 15
11:30 a.m.

Wisdom Group, St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church

Huntington Beach, CA

March 17

Networking Group

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

April 17-19

Calvin College (book signing at Kregel booth at the Festival of Faith & Writing)

Grand Rapids, MI

April 21

Book club

Mission Viejo, CA

May 17

Luncheon at Trinity Lutheran Church, Santa Ana

Santa Ana, CA

For more information about any of these events or to invite me to come speak, please contact me at

WEDDINGSupport an Author: Hire a Photographer
Novel writing is a passion that I plan to pursue until I die. But I’d rather not die of starvation. Hire me as a photographer for weddings, corporate events, family reunions, interiors/exteriors, and portraits! See my recent work at