Judy Nedry grew up in small towns in northern Idaho and eastern Oregon. There wasn’t much to do, so when she read her first mystery novel (it was a Hardy Boys) at age eight, she was hooked. She has been reading them ever since.
She earned a BA in journalism at University of Oregon and was a guest editor at Mademoiselle Magazine in New York City. She was managing editor at Bullfrog Information Service, an alternative monthly magazine located in Eugene, Oregon; 1972 found her features editor for a bi-weekly newspaper in the Portland suburbs.
In 1980 she and her husband purchased vineyard property in Oregon’s Willamette Valley with the goal of starting a winery. Meanwhile, she began fielding spec articles on the new but promising Oregon wine industry. By 1986, she was an established authority on Northwest wine. She and her family had planted a vineyard outside Newberg, Oregon and moved from Portland to be near it. In 1987 she and a business partner founded Northwest Palate magazine devoted to the wine, food and lifestyles of the Pacific Northwest. She edited the Palate for seven years, continued to write freelance for national and international wine publications.
Ms. Nedry authored Oregon Wine Country (1998) and Washington Wine Country, both published by Graphic Arts Publishing in Portland. An Unholy Alliance (iUniverse 2009) is her first mystery novel. She currently is working on its sequel.
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