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Debut Author Podcast: Judy Stanigar

Judy Stanigar was born and raised in Israel. When she was a teenager, she moved to the United States with her family. She attended Columbia University and worked as a psychotherapist for many years before turning her life-long passion and love of books into writing.

 Her experiences as a therapist became the background for her novel Marika’s Best Laid Plan, which was published in October 2021. Judy infuses her writing with the therapist’s keen observation of human nature. She writes about people’s frailties, which make them loveable and relatable, and tries to imbue her characters with humor and poignancy in equal measure.

 Judy has lived and worked across the U.S. including a stint in Jamaica. She now lives in San Diego with her Jamaican-born husband. She spends her spare time, painting, walking the local beaches and trails, and cooking Israeli food with a Jamaican twist.