Judith (Judi) Ryan Hendricks was born in San Jose, California, when the Santa
Clara Valley was better known for its orchards than for high tech. She graduated from
James Monroe High School in Sepulveda, CA and earned a degree in journalism at
Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Blessed with a short attention span, Hendricks worked as a journalist, copywriter,
computer instructor, travel agent, and waitress before landing at the McGraw Street
Bakery in Seattle, where she fell in love with the rhythms of baking.
From this experience came her first novel, Bread Alone, the sequel, The Baker's Apprentice, and most recently, Baker's Blues.
Isabel's Daughter and The Laws of Harmony, grew out of her love
for and fascination with the Southwest. Hendricks’ fiction has been translated into 11
languages and distributed in more than 15 countries.
Her nonfiction has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle and Tiny Lights: A
Journal of Personal Essay, Grand Gourmet in Italy and The London Sunday Express. Her
short fiction has appeared in Woman’s Weekly and American Girls on the Town,
an anthology, in the U.S. and U.K.
She and her husband Geoff and dog Blue make their home in Santa Fe, NM where
she is at work on her sixth novel and a collection of personal essays.
Learn more about Judi by visiting her website: judihendricks.com