Judy Croome

Writer in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Judy Croome, born Judy-Ann Heinemann on 16 December 1958 in Shabani, Southern Rhodesia (now Zvishavane, Zimbabwe), is a South African novelist, short story writer, and poet. She received a Master of Arts (English) degree from the University of South Africa. She currently lives in Johannesburg with her husband, tax advocate and author Dr Beric John Croome.

Croome’s short stories and poetry have been published in the Huffington Post (USA), the University of the Witwatersrand’s Itch Magazine and in various print anthologies released by small presses in the United States.

Croome has also appeared on South African national television on the South African Broadcasting Corporation's Channel 2 Morning Live show and on South African national radio on the SAFM Sunday Literature programme.

Croome has also had articles published in South Africa, including The Sunday Times (South Africa) and internationally by various on-line magazines and websites.

In 2016, Croome was the external judge of the poetry section in the Writers2000 (South Africa) (1985) annual writing competition. In 2011, Croome’s “The Place of the Doves” was shortlisted for the African Flash Fiction writing award.

Her books "Street Smart Taxpayers" (non-fiction, Juta Law, 2017), "a stranger in a strange land" (poetry, Aztar Press, 2015), “The Weight of a Feather & Other Stories” (short stories, Aztar Press, 2013), “a Lamp at Midday” (poetry, Aztar Press, 2012) and “Dancing in the Shadows of Love” (fiction, Aztar Press, 2011) are available. Visit Judy on www.judycroome.comor join her on Twitter @judy_croome