About

author200x300goodspeedjudyJUDY GOODSPEED is a graduate of East Central State College in Oklahoma and was a Junior High School teacher and coach for thirty years.

She has been a newspaper contributing writer for The Wewoka, The Holdenville Tribune, and The Hughes County Times. She has had magazine articles published in Rodeo News, Outdoor Oklahoma, Good Old Days, and The Ketchpen.

Judy is a member of the Professional and Amateur Writer’s Society (PAWS) and the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. (OWFI).

gracepickenslibrary300x200tableNon-fiction publications include the rodeo biography Cowboy Sweethearts and the oil field history Papoose City. Children’s picture books include: Emmitt Mouse Plays Santa, Perky Turkey Finds a Friend, Perky Turkey’s 4th of July Adventure, Perky Turkey’s Perfect Plan, and Saddle Up.

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PUBLICATIONS:

cvr120x180cowboysweetheartsCOWBOY SWEETHEARTS [©2006] written by Judy Goodspeed [Non-Fiction / Biography (212 pages) 49,000 words | 6×9″ trim | print editions include over 80 illustrations | Published by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc. | Available in ebook, hardback, and paperback] Read the true stories of eleven women who married prominent men of the rodeo. Some stayed at home to run ranches, work outside the home, and to raise children. Others went with their husbands on the rodeo circuit.  A few were rodeo participants, themselves. Get a glimpse of rodeo life from the days of camping in tents and sending telegrams to the age of traveling in luxury horse trailers with built-in living quarters and talking on cell phones. Read more and find sales links…

cvr120x180papoosecityPAPOOSE CITY [©2011] written by Judy Goodspeed  [Non-Fiction / Biography / (80 pages) 6×9″ trim (black/white interior) generously illustrated | Published by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc. | Available in Kindle ebook, EPUB ebook, hardback, and paperback] August 1923, a gusher blew in, forever changing the lives of an Oklahoma farming community. Witness the birth and death of Papoose City. Experience the discovery of oil and the building of a gasoline plant. Then walk through the process of reclaiming the many acres of land damaged in the search for black gold. Read more and find sales links…

cvr120x180emmittmouseEMMITT MOUSE PLAYS SANTA [©2013] written by Judy Goodspeed and illustrated by Richard Billingsley [Children’s Picture Book (rated G) 24 pages in color from Dragonfly Publishing, Inc. | Available in full color Kindle ebook, EPUB eBook, hardback, and paperback] Can Emmitt the Mouse sneak past Ike the Cat and Baby Gracie in order to retrieve the perfect mouse-sized Santa Hat from one of the Christmas tree packages? Read more and find sales links…

cvr120x180perkysfriendPERKY TURKEY FINDS A FRIEND [©2006] Book II of the Perky Turkey series | written by Judy Goodspeed and illustrated by Chet Taylor [Children’s Picture Book (rated G) 24 pages in color from Dragonfly Publishing, Inc. | Available in full color Kindle ebook, EPUB eBook, hardback, and paperback] Perky and the other farm turkeys find a lost goose sitting on the pond with the decoys. Should they share their pen and grain with a goose? Read more and find sales links…

cvr120x180perkys4thPERKY TURKEY’S 4TH OF JULY ADVENTURE [©2008] Book III of the Perky Turkey series | written by Judy Goodspeed | illustrated by Chet Taylor [Children’s Picture Book (rated G) 24 pages in color from Dragonfly Publishing, Inc. | Available in full color Kindle ebook, EPUB eBook, hardback, and paperback] In order to outwit a hungry coyote, Perky Turkey and the rest of the turkeys on the farm create a bang up 4th of July surprise! Read more and find sales links…

cvr120x180perkysplanPERKY TURKEY’S PERFECT PLAN [©2005] Book I of the Perky Turkey series | written by Judy Goodspeed and illustrated by Chet Taylor [Children’s Picture Book (rated G) 24 pages in color from Dragonfly Publishing, Inc. | Available in full color Kindle ebook, EPUB eBook, hardback, and paperback] Perky has the perfect plan for her and the other turkeys on the farm to avoid becoming part of the Thanksgiving Day menu. Read more and find sales links…

cvr120x180saddleupSADDLE UP [©2007] written by Judy Goodspeed and illustrated by Chet Taylor [Children’s Picture Book (rated G) 24 pages in color from Dragonfly Publishing, Inc. | Available in full color Kindle ebook, EPUB eBook, hardback, and paperback] One afternoon when her father is too busy shoeing a horse to help her, six-year-old Callie must devise a way to change the saddle on her horse Tuffy all by herself. Read more and find sales links…

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