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Judy Croome

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in Zvishavane, Zimbabwe




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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,

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Dancing in the Shadows of Love

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A Lamp at Midday

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My Mom always used to say that your first child should be disposable because a first -time mother makes all her mistakes on that poor first child. The same principle applies to the cover of your first novel. 

Way back in 2011, I made all my mistakes on that first cover of the first edition of my first novel "DANCING IN THE SHADOW OF LOVE." The end result was nothing like I wanted it to be.

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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”.

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Despite the medical tone, this book is accessible to the layman interested in improving digestive health. Offering good advice and excellent insight into the workings of the gut, this is worth the read. Quite fascinating to realise how much a toxic d ...more
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A gently written book with some good advice for caring for the terminally ill. Unfortunately, the strong Christian religious dogma was to the detriment of the overall good that this book could offer caregivers.
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I came across my old copies of John D MacDonald's laconic McGee when clearing out a dusty old box. First published in 1964 (53 years ago!) Travis McGee's third adventure is still rollicking good fun.

Excellent writing that has stood the test of time
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“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.”
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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.

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

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