Beth Judy

Beth grew up near Chicago and currently lives in Missoula. After receiving a BA in English from Harvard University, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked in public health, the arts, and in writing and publication services. In 1992, she moved to Missoula and earned her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Montana. 

She was a producer at Montana Public Radio for twenty years, where she was known for her medicinal-plants program, The Plant Detective. As a freelance writer, Beth has written for Prairie Home Companion, Montana Magazine, and AAA’s Via Magazine, among other publications. 

In 2017, Beth published Bold Women In Montana History, which offers intimate portraits into the unconventional lives of 15-plus notable Montana women including Blackfeet war chief Running Eagle, African-American librarian and Civil Rights leader Alma Smith Jacobs, and modern-day warrior for social justice, Elouise Cobell.

Beth loves history, traveling, nature, the State of Montana Arboretum, and her home in Montana.

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