Sunday, November 29, 2009

Author Interview with Judy Wright

Judy is a life educator, family coach, and keynote speaker who has written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks internationally on family, parenting and relationship issues, including communication, encouragement, and end of life.

Writing is only one method you use to communicate your message. Tell us about what you do.

I am a messenger who wants to share information on enhancing relationships with respect, kindness and understanding. I share my message as a keynote speaker and trainer at conferences for those who work as early childhood leaders and parents. I also have a weekly radio show, a website and I write articles, blogs, and books.

You’ve written many books on many topics, including anxiety, depression, confidence and self-esteem, cultivating character, and life balance. What makes you an expert in your field?

As a life educator and trainer for 25 years, I have had the blessing to meet many thousands of people who want to build a better life for their family. They just need the tools and guidance to reframe negative beliefs and behaviors into more positive attitudes and actions. Auntie is an honorary title in many cultures for a wise woman who encourages and supports others in reaching their goals and dreams. Artichoke is my logo because it symbolizes getting to the heart of the story in the journey of life. Thus, I am called “Auntie Artichoke.”

You are a prolific writer of articles on topics that relate to the subjects previously mentioned--and hundreds more, including Stress Triggers for Kids, Broke or Poor? One is Temporary and One is Forever, Writing Articles for Readers, and Sequencing--If I Knew Then What I Know Now.  What are some of the places we can find your articles?

You can find me online at WAHM Articles, Ezine Articles, and I host a Blog Talk Radio Show each Thursday morning and am a regular columnist for Women’s Online Magazine and Montana Woman.

Much of your work focuses on children and families. What is your most important piece of advice for families?

The best advice is the old Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

What is the title of your most recently published book? Briefly tell us what it’s about and let us know where we can buy it.

Building Self Confidence with Encouraging Words is exactly what people who are worried need right now. This may be the answer to your prayers and intention in order to find answers and hope for a better life. So many individuals are suffering from an unstable economy and are afraid of the future. If they had self confidence at one time, it is slipping away. Self confidence and courage are going to be needed to help you and your family stand out from the crowd and have the courage to find new solutions. People who have high self-esteem and courage have a look of success about them. They have had adversity and rough times along the road, just like everyone else, but have learned to separate what happens from who they are. They have worked on skills necessary to reframe their thoughts and change their actions. Building self confidence is a learned skill just like riding a bike or playing the piano. Anyone from ages 9 to 99 can benefit from the simple steps and guidance offered in this book.

Building Self Confidence with Encouraging Words is available on, and Barnes and Noble, as well as the local book stores in your area. You may also order online at for a discounted price from the author (me).

Why did you write Building Self-Confidence with Encouraging Words?

As a parent and life educator, I meet people from all over the world who are struggling with confidence and self esteem issues. Children model their beliefs and behaviors from the adults around them. I felt spiritually called to strengthen the internal esteem and outward confidence of those who are hurting right now. This is an ideal book for you or someone you love if you are feeling shaky or unsure about the future because of economic times and past experiences. My goal was to help you learn to reframe the past to serve your future better.

What is your favorite quote?

I have two: “Focus and finish,” and “It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be done.”

What are the addresses of your website(s) and blog(s):
Blog for parenting and relationship advice:
Blog offering help for dealing with the loss of a loved one:

1 comment:

  1. Interesting interview, Linda! It sounds like Judy is a very busy woman and accomplished speaker. I like the messages she's outlined at the end regarding perfectionism.

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