Judith grew up in North West London, the daughter of librarians, surrounded by books. Following in the family footsteps, her first job was as a Saturday assistant in the local library, with special responsibility for the ballet section, which she loved. After studying Fashion at Saint Martins, she worked as a Fashion Editor and later, as a features writer, mainly writing articles on pregnancy and parenting. More recently, she completed an MA in Children’s Literature at Birkbeck University and now works as a school librarian. She lives in South East London. The Secret Starling is her first novel.