Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In 1961, she graduated with her B.S. in education
from New York University. More than 70 million copies of Blume's books have been sold and she has won more than
90 awards, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Blume serves on the board of the Authors Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers and
Illustrators. She is also an active spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Censorship.
Blume currently resides on the islands of the East Coast with her husband, George Cooper,
three children and a grandson. To learn more about Judy Blume, visit the following sites:
Judy Blume's Home Base
Explore Blume's official biography, book lists,
tips for young writers and a kid's page. The site also offers a special feature on her latest novel for
adults, "Summer Sisters." Check out the "Site News" section to see what new projects are on the way.