Marks-White, Judith

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Marks-White, Judith

PERSONAL:

Married; husband's name Mark (an engineer).

ADDRESSES:

Agent—Wendy Sherman, Wendy Sherman Literary Associates, Inc., 450 7th Ave., Ste. 2307, New York, NY 10123. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Previously worked for Time, Inc., New York, NY, on the Time/Life Books series; Doubleday and Company, New York, NY, former staff member; Westport News, Westport, CT, writer of "The Light Touch" column; Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT, adjunct professor of English.

MEMBER:

National Federation of Press Women, National Association of Pen Women, National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Connecticut Press Club.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen Memorial of Outstanding Women of Connecticut, 2003; Teacher of the Year Award, Norwalk Community College, 2005; various awards from the New York Times, New England Press Association, Connecticut Press Club, Matrix: Women in Communications, and the National Federation of Press Women.

WRITINGS:

Seducing Harry: An Epicurean Affair, Ballantine Books (New York, NY), 2006.

SIDELIGHTS:

Judith Marks-White is a journalist and freelance writer, as well as an educator. Her column, "The Light Touch," appears weekly in the Westport News. Her first novel, Seducing Harry: An Epicurean Affair, is a light, romantic book that follows Coco Plotnick Hollander Harding, a wealthy woman over forty whose second husband, though nice enough in other ways, is a disappointing lover. Then she meets Harry Troutman, a married plastic surgeon who loves food and wine, and the two start an affair based on their shared passions. Diane White, in a review for the Boston Globe Online, wrote: "Marks-White describes both sex and food with great gusto, in lip-smacking detail. She writes more convincingly about the sex than the food, where she sometimes seems on unsteady ground." Jen Krieger, writing for Bookreporter.com, remarked: "Fully engaging from the very first line, Coco keeps her head held high as she navigates the choppy waters of secrets revealed and scandals uncovered. Readers will never doubt for a second, though, that she will not emerge unscathed." A contributor for Bella Online opined that "from the very first word all of my senses were on full alert…. Judith Marks-White is very adept at the art of description. With effortless panache, she seduces the reader in a world where every detail is important."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Bella Online,http://www.bellaonline.com/ (June 20, 2007), review of Seducing Harry: An Epicurean Affair.

Bookreporter.com,http://www.bookreporter.com/ (June 20, 2007), author biography, Jen Krieger, review of Seducing Harry.

Boston Globe Online,http://www.boston.com/ (January 14, 2007), Diane White, "Survivors, Suspects, and Greedy Gourmets," review of Seducing Harry.

Judith Marks-White Home Page,http://www.judithmarks-white.com (June 20, 2007).

Romance Junkies,http://www.romancejunkies.com/ (June 20, 2007), Roberta Austin, review of Seducing Harry.