Judy Merrill Larsen was born in Whittier, California in 1960, and grew up in Northbrook, IL, Upper Saddle River, NJ, and Dunwoody, GA. She attended University of Tennessee (Knoxville) for two years before transferring to and graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She taught high school English in Madison for three years before staying home with her two sons. In 1991 she moved to Kirkwood, MO where she received a Master�s Degree from Washington University and taught high school for twelve more years.
Larsen�s debut novel All the Numbers was published in 2006; she is currently at work on her second novel. Previous publishing credits include a variety of letters to the editor. She enjoys talking to students and book groups about writing and is always eager to recommend her new favorite book. She currently lives in Kirkwood with her husband and their five children.
Judy Merrill Larsen recommends
Orange Mint and Honey (2008)
"Brice deftly shows the importance and joy of understanding our past and not only forgiving those who hurt us, but loving them in spite of that hurt. Readers of Terry McMillan and Bebe Moore Campbell will find a new writer to watch."
The Ghost of Greenwich Village (2011)
"Lorna Graham’s debut sparkles with wit and warmth and magic. Eve is a modern girl with an old soul whose story will make you smile and wish for ghosts of your own."