Judy Strick’s career might metaphorically be likened to a journey down a river - whatever river you will: the Nile, The Amazon, the Yangtze - something foreign - with unexpected stays in exotic ports; although indeed she has not strayed far from Los Angeles for most of her life, nor has she stopped complaining about the boring weather. Her trajectory has carried her through the world of fine art, the world of commercial art, a brief visit to the world of screenwriting, which led her down the tributary she had been heading for all her life.

She is writing fiction now, and has finally sunk roots. Strick was trained at Otis Art Institute (as it was called then), with an MFA in art. She was a founding partner in Triad Graphic Workshop, during which time she exhibited extensively - both prints and painting. The next stop was commercial art. Judy was an illustrator/art director and co owner of L.A. PictureWorks, a cutting edge gift card company. Then she designed toys for Mattel among others, and became known as “The Queen of Cute” for her skills as a plush designer.

Third stop; a foray into childrens’ books, which led to screenwriting, which led to classes at AFI and UCLA. She has written several screenplays and treatments, which were optioned, which led to nothing. Not uncommon. And finally, the right port of call, Literature...Fiction.

That’s it. That’s where she’s staying. Even though she still lives in L.A. and finally likes the weather.