Judy Clemens' books in several mystery genres include the Agatha- and Anthony-nominated Stella Crown Mysteries. Her most recent book is Beyond the Grave (Poisoned Pen Press, 2018), the fifth in the Grim Reaper Mystery Series. She also wrote the standalone Lost Sons (Herald Press 2008), as well as the Agatha- and Anthony-nominated YA thriller Tag, You’re Dead (Poisoned Pen Press, 2016), which was published under the pen name J.C. Lane and translated into Turkish (Bilgi, 2018).
She is a playwright and essayist, with short stories in multiple publications, including Bound by Mystery (Poisoned Pen Press, 2017). She is a past-president and active member of Sisters in Crime, whose mission is “to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.” She is also an active member of Mystery Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Ms. Clemens has a degree in theater and has worked as an Equity stage manager, mostly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She now lives in a century-old farmhouse in rural Ohio, where she bakes, goes for runs, and attends many soccer games. She enjoys reading, vacationing in Wildwood, New Jersey, attending Grace Mennonite Church, and spending time with her family.