Judy Croome

more photos (19)

#40 top librarians
#93 best reviewers
#129 top reviewers
2,408 books | 973 friends

1,047 books | 761 friends

391 books | 62 friends

8 books | 6 friends

Kelly G...
80 books | 11 friends

Jayne B...
626 books | 195 friends

1,002 books | 188 friends

Nicola ...
647 books | 4,191 friends

More friends…

Judy Croome

Goodreads Author

in Zvishavane, Zimbabwe




Member Since
September 2010


Judy Croome lives and writes in Johannesburg, South Africa. A vegetarian, Judy loves her family, cats, exploring the meaning of life, chocolate, cats, rainy days, ancient churches with their ancient graveyards, cats, meditation and solitude. Oh, and cats. Judy loves cats (who already appear to have discovered the meaning of life.)

Judy co-authored "Street Smart Taxpayers (Juta Law, 2017) with her husband Dr Beric Croome. Her fiction and poetry books "a stranger in a strange land" (Aztar Press, 2015); “The Weight of a Feather & Other Stories” (Aztar Press, 2013), “a Lamp at Midday” (Aztar Press, 2012) and “Dancing in the Shadows of Love” (Aztar Press, 2011) are available.

Shortlisted in the African Writing Flash Fiction 2011 competition,

Average rating: 3.8 · 362 ratings · 150 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Weight of a Feather and...

4.19 avg rating — 43 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dancing in the Shadows of Love

3.74 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Lamp at Midday

3.97 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Stranger in a Strange Land

4.47 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
This Woman Is ... Poetry Po...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Poetry Potion #11 : Love & ...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Fall: Tales from the Ap...

3.49 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Notes from Underground

4.26 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Variations on a Theme Antho...

4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
Street Smart Taxpayers: A P...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Judy Croome…

The Ashes Campaign

The Ashes Campaign will take place from 28/5/2019 to 25/8/2019.

Sunday 25/8/2019 is a very significant date both personally and astrologically. It's exactly 29 years from the day of Beric's and my first date on 25/8/1990 and for those with an astrological bent, 29 years is one full Saturn Return cycle - Saturn is the Lord of Karma, the Great Teacher. 

This year, on Sunday 25/8/2019, Hugo Marcus (... Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on May 28, 2019 04:15

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Judy’s Recent Updates

Judy Croome is now friends with K.M. Elkes
Judy Croome wants to read
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
Rate this book
Clear rating
Judy Croome rated a book really liked it
Pictures from the Heart by Sandra A. Thomson
Rate this book
Clear rating
An excellent reference book with detailed explanations of symbols in many well-known tarot packs. For such a broad topic, the definitions are brief but useful, and help add layers of meaning to any specific tarot card.
Judy Croome rated a book it was amazing
Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pollack's "Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom" is a well-used resource book in my astrology library. Her complex and detailed interpretations of both major and minor arcana are both easy to understand and filled with profound wisdom that adds depth to a ...more
Judy Croome liked a quote
Island by Aldous Huxley
“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling...”
Aldous Huxley
Judy Croome rated a book it was amazing
The Reluctant Healer by Andrew Himmel
The Reluctant Healer
by Andrew Himmel (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
As New York attorney Will Alexander discovers, Kalil Gibran spoke wisely when he said “Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that Faith is his twin brother”.

The Reluctant Healer gently meanders through Will’s growing love for Erica and his struggle wit
Judy Croome wants to read
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
Rate this book
Clear rating
Judy Croome wants to read
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Rate this book
Clear rating
" Kay wrote: "I am sorry to hear that the news from Beric's scan was not positive. My thoughts are with you both." Thanks Kay! Hope you are keeping well ...more "
Judy Croome made a comment on her review of Human Traces
Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks
" Enjoy the Wilbur Smith! :) "
More of Judy's books…
“How easy it is to be bitter or angry; that's when you're at your weakest! But when you choose to be kind, to forget your hurt, that's when you find within the greatest strength of all.”
Judy Croome, Dancing in the Shadows of Love

“I started writing to make sense of the world that exists inside my heart”
Judy Croome

“Today's news is tomorrow's history.”
Judy Croome, Dancing in the Shadows of Love

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Around the World ...: More Giveaways! 4 61 Aug 19, 2012 05:16PM  
Around the World: This topic has been closed to new comments. Where in the World Have You Been?!?! (Book Finished and Review Linked) 1100 247 Jan 06, 2013 09:03AM  
Making Connections: This topic has been closed to new comments. Authors Sign Up 2708 3020 Sep 27, 2013 06:01PM  
Around the World ...: South Africa 42 783 Jun 07, 2018 03:24PM  
Around the World ...: Free and Cheap E-Books 651 7283 May 22, 2019 07:44AM  
“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”
Herman Melville

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
G.K. Chesterton

Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering 'it will be happier'...”
Alfred Lord Tennyson

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 95934 members — last activity 3 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
31471 Authors Discussion Group — 11310 members — last activity 12 hours, 26 min ago
This is a group for authors to discuss their craft, as well as publishing and book marketing.
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 30043 members — last activity 8 hours, 52 min ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
248 Small and Independent Press Books — 427 members — last activity 11 hours, 42 min ago
A group to discuss and recommend books published by the independent presses. Fiction and poetry only.
58575 Advanced Copies for Review & Book Giveaways — 6633 members — last activity 14 hours, 58 min ago
A place to help authors and reviewers come together to get the word out about new books as well as a group for anyone to post or enter listings for bo ...more
30925 Giveaways and Contests — 736 members — last activity Jun 29, 2019 01:38PM
If your having a giveaway or contest, leave your link here and what your giving away!
More of Judy’s groups…

Comments (showing 1-6)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Christopher Foster Judy, Hi, thank you so much for reaching out. I'm delighted to be a friend. I couldn't help but notice you were born in Zimbabwe. When I was a young fellow of 18, living in London, and Zimbabwe was still known as Southern Rhodesia, I went out to SR to work as an editorial assistant on a business magazine in Salisbury, as it then was. Love and blessings to you.

Ugbomeh Thanks Judy, take care of yourself ok.......

Yvonne Hi Judy! Thanks for friending me!

Hammad Hello, Judy.
I've just watched Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown in South Africa. I have to say, South Africa is a very interesting country. It is a very good episode.

Hammad Hello, Judy.
Hello from Malaysia.

message 1: by Judy

Judy Croome All the best for 2012 to you and your family too, Georges!

back to top