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Judith Laura: award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction books in paper, e-book, and audio formats--published poet and novelist.

Background Information

Judith Laura is author of the trade paperback novels, Beyond All Desiring, recipient of multiple awards, and Three Part InventionBoth have been  praised by reviewers and readers and are now also available in e-book formats. 

She is also author of three books on Goddess Spirituality, the most recent of which is Goddess Matters: the mystical, practical, & controversial , recipient of two finalist awards from the International Book Awards 2012. The others are the ground-breaking Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century: from Kabbalah to Quantum Physics, whose second enlarged edition was declared Winner in the comparative religion category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards; and  She Lives! The Return of Our Great Mothernow in its Third Combined Edition. Guided meditations from She Lives! and Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century have been made into an audiobook, Goddess Guided Meditations,which Judith narrates, and is also available as an ebook. Her poems and short fiction have appeared in journals, zines (both print and online), and anthologies. 

She was born in Brooklyn, NY; grew up in Ewing, NJ; received a BS in Journalism from Ohio University, and now lives near Washington, DC. She has worked as a newpaper reporter, feature writer, and as editor-in-chief of a variety of publications, including a health magazine, an arts newspaper, and several newsletters. She is also a reader and teacher of Tarot, and an artist. You can view her artwork on prints, posters, t-shirts, mugs, and other products on and  



The second enlarged edition of Judith Laura's book, Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century: from Kabbalah to Quantum Physics is Winner in the "Comparative Religion" category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards.

Judith Laura's book, Goddess Matters:the Mystical, Practical, and Controversial, received two finalist awards in International Book Awards 2012, in the "Spirituality" and "Women's Issues" catetories.

Judith Laura's novel, Beyond All Desiring, was a top winner of the 2006 Ulysses Award, and finalist for both the Best Books Awards 2006 and the 2006 Media Darlings'Word/Works Awards.

She is also author of the novel,Three Part Invention (2002, 2009). Her short fiction has been published by Gemini Books'Jetstream Selections, Woodwind, So Dark So Deep, HLFQ, and is included in the 2001 Arsenal Pulp Press anthology, Hot & Bothered 3. Her poetry has appeared in both print and online journals including: Mid-America Poetry Review,Poetica, Metropolitan, Pudding, OALM, Facets Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, Poemeleon, and in the anthologies Prayers to Protest (Pudding House 1998), A Pagan's Muse(Kensington/Citadel 2003) and Not What I Expected (Paycock Press, 2007).

She is also author of Goddess Matters: the mystical, practical, & controversial (2011), She Lives! The Return of Our Great Mother (1989, 1999, 2010). Her writings on Goddess spirituality have also appeared in the journals, Voices of Women, The Beltane Papers, SageWoman, Matrifocus, Goddess Pages and WomanSpirit; and in the anthologies, The SageWoman Cauldron (1993),and A Winter Solstice Singing Ritual(2002).

Additional Information

Judith Laura donates at least a third of her royalties from her books to charities that benefit women.

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Excerpts and reviews of Judith Laura's books, samples of her poetry, information about where excerpts from her books have appeared elsewhere, excerpts from her column in The Beltane Papers, information about her other interests, and biographical information.

Judith Laura's Studio at
Original art by Judith Laura on posters, greeting cards and clothing.

Blog: Medusa Coils
Focusing on Goddess and spiritual feminisms. Regular features: Monthly Events list, monthly "Buzz Coil" (summaries of posts from similar blogs), reviews.

Goodies from Judith Laura
Another site with Judith Laura's original art and graphics. Includes posters, cards, tshirts, baby clothes, mugs, toys and more!

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