JUDY NEDRY grew up in Northern Idaho and Eastern Oregon small towns. Because there wasn’t much to do, Judy immersed herself in books. When she read her first Hardy Boys mystery at age eight, she was hooked. She has been devouring and crafting mysteries ever since.
She earned a BA in journalism at University of Oregon and worked as a guest editor at Mademoiselle Magazine in New York City. She was managing editor at Bullfrog Information Service, an alternative monthly magazine located in Eugene, Ore.; and enjoyed a stint as features editor for a bi-weekly suburban newspaper in Portland.
In 1980, Judy and her husband purchased vineyard property in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley to start a winery. She also began writing about the new-but-promising Oregon wine industry. By 1986, she was an established authority on Pacific Northwest wines. She also moved her family from Portland to work on their vineyard outside Newberg, Ore.
Judy and a business partner founded Northwest Palate magazine, devoted to Pacific Northwest wine, food and lifestyles. She edited the Palate for seven years, and continued to write freelance articles for national and international wine publications. In addition, Judy authored the book, Oregon Wine Country and Washington Wine Country, published by Graphic Arts Publishing in Portland. She may be contacted by email here.