Entries by Judy Katz

My Heart Bleeds for Innocent Would-Be Authors

Think of life as a round circle, like a pie. One slice of the pie is your area of core competency—perhaps even genius. It’s what you do so well. Next to that slice is another slice of equal size—what you know you don’t know. For example, I know I cannot add, subtract or cook anything […]

Spirited Away: the Life of the Ghostwriter

By Sarah Elizabeth Adler The year was 1986, and Barbara Feinman Todd was a writer in disguise. Her mission? To crash a party— the 45th wedding anniversary of the director of the CIA, being held at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. No press was allowed, but it was her job to find out who […]

Silver Disobedience

Dian Griesel, January 5, 2018 Judy Katz, age 77, is a prime example of a #SilverDisobedience. She is a Ghostwriter living in New York City who has written and promoted 42 books. She’s still at it through her company, J Katz Creative. An animal advocate, she shares her spacious apartment with Sophie and Gretchen, two […]

Breaking The Vision Barrier

How One Woman Invented The Future She Saw For Herself  For as long as she lives Denise Drace-Brownell will never forget the day she saw—really saw—Central Park for the first time. It was a chilly, clear autumn day, the kind of day a Woody Allen character might have dreamed up. At her optometrist’s Manhattan office, […]