Judith Bowen was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and grew up in a logging camp in the Rocky Mountain foothills. She had many friends who lived on farms and ranches, a fact to which she attributes her love of the outdoors and of rural life.
Judith bought her first horse at age 12 with money saved from allowances, gifts, and odd jobs — the horse only cost $60 and was fresh off the range high in Alberta's Rocky Mountain foothills! Luckily he was a sweetie, and she trained him and rode him until she moved away to go to college.
She currently lives in Ladner, British Columbia, and spends most weekdays at her word processor, writing the stories she loves. Weekends and summers are for family.
Judith's popular Men of Glory series arose directly from her experience of going to school in a small town and living in small towns all over Canada. She has lived in many of Canada's provinces, from Prince Edward Island to B.C., and writes from the heart, of people who live on the land that she knows best. After publishing a mystery-romance single title, WEST OF GLORY (Aug. 2003), and a book set on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast, THE WILD CHILD (Oct. 2003), Judith is currently working on another Men of Glory novel.
Before writing fiction, Judith worked for newspapers and magazines. She holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Carleton University, Ottawa, and is a member of many writing and arts organizations.