Judy Bentley writes history and biography. She teaches part-time at South Seattle Community College, having retired from a full-time position to spend more time hiking, biking, writing, and playing with her grandchildren.
Her first fourteen books were young adult nonfiction, including biographies of Sandra Day O'Connor, Desmond Tutu, Fidel Castro, Harriet Tubman, Thomas Garrett and William Still. She also wrote on contemporary issues such as immigration, health care, and the nuclear freeze movement. Her first book for a general audience is Hiking Washington's History, published by the University of Washington Press.
She lives in a home looking west over Puget Sound, a view that distracts on sunny days and turns thoughts inward on gray, rainy days.