Judith Ford (Santa Fe, NM) spent 35 years in the mental health field, working in a crisis-counseling clinic and in the eating-disorder inpatient unit at a psychiatric hospital, directing graduate-student interns and teaching at the University of Milwaukee, and cofounding a small private-practice clinic.

In 2001, she was named as one of the best therapists in Milwaukee for the treatment of eating disorders. Jude has published work in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in about 30 different small-press literary magazines. She has received two Pushcart nominations, one in poetry and one in fiction. She served on the board of the Wild Space Dance Company from 1991-1992.