Marks-White, Judith

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Marks-White, Judith


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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, 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."



Bella Online, (June 20, 2007), review of Seducing Harry: An Epicurean Affair., (June 20, 2007), author biography, Jen Krieger, review of Seducing Harry.

Boston Globe Online, (January 14, 2007), Diane White, "Survivors, Suspects, and Greedy Gourmets," review of Seducing Harry.

Judith Marks-White Home Page, (June 20, 2007).

Romance Junkies, (June 20, 2007), Roberta Austin, review of Seducing Harry.

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