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Biography

Judy Waite is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing. She is an award-winning author who has published over forty works of fiction, ranging from picture books to works of YA (young adult) fiction. She runs creative writing workshops and residencies in schools for both pupils and teachers, and workshops for adults within the community, and had worked collaboratively with artists, museums and literacy specialists.

Areas of expertise

  • Creative Writing
  • Children's Fiction
  • Teaching and Education (all key stages)​
  • Young Adult Fiction​​

Publications

  • The Storm Seal Picture Book (Magi Publications) September 1998 4 – 7 years. Short-listed Children's Federation Book of the Year 1999. Selected by Qualifications and Curriculum Authority as Key Stage 1 English test for Year 2 children throughout UK. June 2002. 
  • Mouse Look Out Picture Book (Magi Publications) September 1998 Picture Book 4 – 7 years
  • The Stray Kitten Picture Book (Magi Publications) March 2000 4 – 7 years
  • Nanuark Picture book (Little Tiger Press) August 2003 4-7 years
  • Cheat (Heinemann Educational) September 1998 Key Stage Two Fiction 8 – 10 years
  • Eclipse (Scholastic Books) June 1999 Series 'Horse' Stories Book One 9 – 12 years
  • Puzzle (Scholastic Books) June 1999 Book Two 9 – 12 years
  • Sapphire (Scholastic Books) September 1999 Book Three 9 – 12 years
  • Starlight (Scholastic Books) March 2000Book Four 9 – 12 years

Educational fiction

  • Star Striker (Heinemann Educational) September 1999 Key Stage Two 7 – 9 years
  • Deep Water (Heinemann Educational) September 1999 Key Stage two 7 – 9 years
  • Fox Beware Picture book big book (Rigby Literacy) March 2000 Picture Book Key Stage One 5 – 7 years
  • I Wish I Had A Monster Picture Book big book (Rigby Literacy) March 2000 Picture Book 4 – 6 years
  • The Singing Princess (Rigby Literacy) April 2000 Key Stage Two Fiction 5 – 7 years
  • Foul Play co- written with Andrew Melrose (Rigby Literacy) September 2000 8 – 10 years

Fiction Key Stage Two

  • A Mammoth Mistake (Rigby Literacy) April 2000 Key Stage Two Fiction 7 – 9 years
  • Tiger Hunt (Rigby Literacy) April 2000 6 – 7 years reading scheme book
  • A Prince Among Donkeys (Rigby Literacy) April 2000 7 – 9 years
  • Eerie Encounters - Ghost stories (Rigby Literacy) September 2000 8 – 10 years
  • Pet Rescue (Heinemann Educational) April 2000 6 – 8 years
  • Animal Heroes (Heinemann Educational) April 2000 5 – 7 years
  • Robbie in The River (Ginn and Company) April 2001 5 – 6 years reading scheme
  • Digging For Dinosaurs Picture Book (Random House) September 2001 5 – 8 years
  • Funfear (Wordtamer Press) September 2011
  • Scare Bear (Wordtamer Press) September 2013
  • Pup Idol (Wordtamer Press) September 2013
  • House of Secrets (Wordtamer Press) September 2013

Teenage/Young Adult fiction

  • Shopaholic teenage fiction (Oxford University Press) November 2001 11 plus years
  • Shadow teenage fiction (Walker Books) September 2002 (Hi Lo series)
  • A Trick of the Mind teenage fiction (Oxford University Press) October 2003 12+
  • Forbidden young adult fiction (Oxford University press) April 2004 14+
    Awarded New Your Public Library Best Teen Read 2007
  • The Next Big Thing teenage fiction Oxford University Press September 2005
  • Game Girls young adult fiction Andersen Press June 2007
  • Twisting the Truth young adult fiction Barrington Stoke February 2010
  • Begging Letter young adult fiction Pearson/Bloomsbury 2012
  • Scrap young adult fiction A&C Black 2015

Short stories in anthologies

  • Not Always A Perfect Place in 'Essential Texts' Historical short story (Heinemann Educational) September 1998 Key Stage Two 8 – 10 years
  • Ready For Tomorrow in 'Phenomenal Future Stories' Science Fiction (Corgi Books) December 1999 8 – 12 years

Poems in anthologies

  • Owner Wanted in 'The Hairy Hamster Hunt' (edited by Tony Bradman) 1999
  • Sisterly Love in 'Werewolf Granny' (Bloomsbury Publishing) September 1999
  • This Weeks Bargain Boys in 'Werewolf Granny'

Picture book translations into English text

  • Laura's Star Magi Publications
  • Too Scary Magi Publications
  • Laura's Christmas Star Magi Publications
  • Laura's Secret Magi Publications
  • Look Out The Window Picture book Big Book Rigby USA 4 – 7 years Reading Scheme June 2003

Recent peer-reviewed articles

  • Wordtaming and the Funfair of Ideas (2015) The International Journal for the Practice of Teaching and creative Writing, 12 (1)
  • Blank in the Mind (2014) Writing in Education, 64, (ISSN 1361-8539)
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