About Judy – Old

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Judy L. Mandel is a former reporter and marketing executive. After the death of her parents, she knew that it was time to write the story of her family; their emotional and physical survival of a devastating plane crash that killed her older sister and left the remaining sister critically burned. Her first book, New York Times Bestseller Replacement Child – a memoir, is that story.

Judy holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Stony Brook University. Her essays, articles and short stories have appeared in  Kveller.com34th ParallelThe Tishman ReviewConnecticut LIFE, ASJA Monthly, Complete Wellbeing Magazine, Connecticut Authors and Publishers Magazine, The Southampton Review, American Writers Review and other publications. She is co-founder of the Replacement Child Forum.