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Autumn Again

September 06, 2018 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

You've Got a Friend - out now!

You’ve Got a Friend – out now!

Hi Everyone

Hope you all had a wonderful summer. It’s cold and wet in Limerick today, and the heatwave seems like it happened a very long time ago – so long ago that I can barely remember it!

Funnily enough, I can remember the summer of 1975 very well. That’s the year I used for You’ve Got a Friend, taking Molly and Beth back in time, to check out Molly’s dad’s past. That book came out this week, and I’m delighted to see it on the shelves. Now all I’ve got to do is plan book number 27 – no pressure!

Book news

May 21, 2018 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat


I’m so happy to announce that my new book, You’ve Got a Friend, will be out this autumn. Once again, best friends Molly and Beth go back in time. This time they visit the 1970s, where Molly’s dad is having a difficult time. I don’t want to give away too many secrets, but I can say that my cat, Pablo, has a big part to play in the story.

Rachel Corcoran has done beautiful covers for this series, and this one is no exception – I LOVE it!


March 05, 2018 By: judicurtin Category: Books, Events, General Chat

By now, I should be posting about how happy I am at the arrival of spring, but I’m afraid that The Beast From The East changed all that.

My home in Limerick was better than much of the country, but even so, we were snowed in for a few days over the weekend. Luckily I had stocked up with plenty of food, and a stack of books, so all was well.

I did some writing, and even found time to make a snowman. I think he looks quite impressive in the first photo, but I’m afraid the second one tells the truth! I suppose that in photographs, as in life, perspective is everything!



It’s 2018!!!!

January 08, 2018 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

Hi everyone, and Happy New Year to you all.

2017, was a great year for me, with lots of writing and events and in November, an Irish Book Award. I’m looking forward to 2018, and have lots of plans. The most immediate one is to get going on my next book. It’s going to be a follow-up to Stand By Me, and all I’m going to say for now, is that Molly and Beth might go back to the 1970s.

I hope all your hopes and dreams for the year will come true!


Irish Book Awards

December 05, 2017 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat


I’ve been shortlisted for an Irish Book Award before, but this year I actually WON, and it was an amazing experience. The other writers and illustrators in my category were so talented, I didn’t dare to hope for a win, so when it happened it was a huge surprise. I did much hugging and kissing and jumping around like a crazy thing. The award night is a very sociable night, so it was a great opportunity to catch up with all my author friends – and taking a trophy home – that was like dream come true.

Huge thanks to everyone who voted for my book – I appreciate it more than you could ever imagine.

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