judy_stoolJudy Gerlach is a Lexington, Kentucky, author whose publishing credits include Lillenas Drama Publishing as well as several nonfiction stories published in separate anthology books by Adams Media. Her short story, CSI: Christmas, was selected to appear in The Daily Advocate newspaper, Greenville, Ohio, December 15, 2014, as part of a series about the Christmas Spirit. Judy’s historical romance novel, Ransom My Heart, is the first installment of the Cheapside Trilogy.

A native of Ohio, Judy moved to Kentucky with her family in 1982 and has lived in Lexington ever since. She works as a personal assistant for her husband Greg’s video production company, Gerlach Productions. Judy and Greg call Southland Christian their church home. They have four grown children (three daughters and a son) and four grandchildren.

A bit of trivia about Judy: Born a Real McCoy, she is a bona fide descendant of Kentucky’s Pike County McCoy family known for their role in the famous 19th century Hatfields and McCoys feud. Her great-grandfather, Asa McCoy, was a young boy during that time and witnessed a little of the feud firsthand.