The Secret Thief
Judith Jaeger

Invite Judy to speak!

"Judy Jaeger shared a reading from her book, The Secret Thief, at a fundraiser for Abby's House, a shelter for women and children in Worcester, Mass. Judy's highly entertaining and engaging reading inspired the crowd and shed light on the importance of Abby's mission."

- Jill Coughlin, event organizer

Judy enjoys speaking at fundraising events, professional organizations, schools and libraries. She speaks on a variety of topics to a range of ages and can tailor her talk to suit your needs. Contact Judy at to invite her to speak to your organization.


Getting Published—One Rejection at a Time

With honesty and humor, Judy shares her path to publication and discusses all the rejection and rewards of the writing life.

"Judith Jaeger related her roller coaster ride to publication at the November 2006 meeting of the Society of Professional Communicators (SPC). And what a ride it was! Her tale of getting published, along with all the bumps, curves and detours involved, provided an entertaining, educational and eye-opening afternoon break for all attendees. Jaeger's persistence and patience throughout the process of pitching, writing, editing and finally seeing her book in print inspired those in the audience who aspire to similar goals. Kudos to Jaeger for a lively, informative and fun presentation!"

 - Phyllis Hanlon, SPC Board Advisor

Why Writers Love Libraries

Judy talks about the important relationship between writers and libraries, as well as her childhood fear of libraries and how she came to see the library as an ally and not an enemy.

Readings and Signings for Fundraising Events

Judy does readings and signings of The Secret Thief for organizations and as a fundraising event, often donating a portion of the proceeds from book sales at the event to the cause.

Get Rejected! Get Published!

Judy and fellow author Cindy Davis present this informal discussion of their writing processes and publishing experiences.

"Cindy and Judy talked about their writing paths with a perfect blend of tell-it-like-it-is and hope. They clearly find a joy in writing even while, equally clearly, they work very, very hard. Our library audience felt inspired by their persistence, humor, and humility. They clearly respect each other and enjoy each other, so it was fun also to just watch how they interrelate, like the best of friends with a bit of talk show finesse or comedy -team timing thrown in."
Jeannine Atkins, vice president Friends of the Whately Library

Writing Workshops

Judy also offers a variety of writing workshops for various age groups, from middle school through senior citizens. Visit the writing workshops page for more information.