Judith Ridge

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The Book I Made: The Book That Made Me

The Book That Made Me by Judith Ridge I am thrilled and excited to announce that my first book, The Book That Made Me, will be published on September 1 2016 by Walker Books Australia.

The Book that Made Me was inspired by my fascination with the reading lives of writers. As a teacher, editor and a devoted fiction reader, I have read a lot of ‘how to’ writing manuals and writers’ memoirs, and I am always intrigued by the way books—... Read more of this blog post »
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