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Judy Penz Sheluk

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A former journalist and magazine editor, Judy Penz Sheluk is the author of two mystery series: the Glass Dolphin Mysteries and the Marketville Mysteries. Her short crime fiction appears in several collections, including the Superior Shores anthologies, which she also edited.
Judy is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and Crime Writers of Canada, where she served as Chair on the Board of Directors. She lives in Northern Ontario.

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Judy Penz Sheluk I truly believe writer's block is our subconscious telling us that something about the story we're working on is fundamentally flawed. I also believe …moreI truly believe writer's block is our subconscious telling us that something about the story we're working on is fundamentally flawed. I also believe that 99% of the time the writer knows exactly what that flaw is—they just don't want to delete the pages and pages of hard-fought words already on the page. The sooner you're able to let them go, however, the sooner that writer's block becomes "unblocked." Of course, there is always that 1% of the time ...(less)
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Hi John, I am SO sorry for the delay on this. I did not receive a notification and just now saw it.

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No. My legal name is Judy (not Judith, I was named after Judy Garland) maiden name Penz, married Mik Sheluk.

I chose to use my real name because I had a magazine publishing history and hoped that would bring some folks to my book, especially in the antiques community.

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“There are times when you have to commit a crime to prevent an even bigger one. At least, that’s what I tell myself when I can’t sleep at night.”
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“Make time to write every day. The writing muscle is like any other muscle; the more you exercise it, the stronger it becomes.”
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