Tuesday, April 6, 2021

 Happy Spring,

Well, at least it was on Sunday when it was 78˚, but today it was 33˚when I crawled out of bed!!! And, SNOW. Spring in Utah!

I’m excited to remind you of our YouTube Event for April. Lisa MacDonald is our guest this month.

She will be talking to us about her graphic book covers, custom covers, and the best way to make sure your book cover and title is eye-catching.  If you are ever in need of a book cover, banner, logo – the list goes on, come hear what she has to say. Click HERE.  

Also, don’t forget to enter our Rafflecopter drawing for one of the following:.

April Giveaway

A free Banner from LDMGraphics.com


Reader’s Choice of any eBooks of Mary’s or ML’s


Monday, March 1, 2021

 March video

During the month of March, many  people celebrate their Irish heritage. Do you celebrate in a special way. We'd love to know. 

 On our March YouTube, Two Authors Books & a Beverage we are also celebrating St. Paddy's Day with a special giveaway.  ML Foxx, who I've interviewed on our video is giving away her novel, Celtic Mist to  celebrate her Irish heritage. 

Watch our YouTube and don't forget to enter the rafflecopter for ML's Celtic Mist fantasy novel and The Quartering Act by Judy Baker.

Link to sign up for the Rafflecopter: Click HERE  

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

                                                       Merry Christmas

It’s been a hard year. I’m thankful that none of my family has Covid. I pray your family has been well and safe too.

Since the beginning of the year to the end of November, I wrote continuously, completing two manuscripts. One is a Women’s Fiction, and the other is a sweet Romance story of a woman working on an offshore oil rig. Now the work begins.

Writing and caring for my Jane has kept me busy and probably on the sane side of life. I think!

I'm trying to decide what my goals will be for 2021. So far this is what I have

1. Finish editing the two novels I wrote during lockdown

2. Publish the two novels

3. Complete a short story to give away 

4. Take care of myself - exercise and eat healthy

What have you done to keep busy during 2020?

Do you have any goals for 2021? I'd love to hear from you.

Thank you so much for following my blog. For my appreciation I'd like to give you a free gift.

 Let’s remember the true meaning of Christmas and feel the spirit lift us up.  We must be positive and plan on brighter days ahead. 

Bless you all,

xoxo Judy

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 December Events


Sending you the best wishes for the cold month of December.  

Snow up to my knees, but this was November 2019. We've had snow off and on, but not much. On Thanksgiving morning we had our ground covered with snow, but it disappeared before  the turkey was on the table.

Our Thanksgiving dinner was certainly different this year. But I’m thankful that none of my family have been sick.

I’m praying this blog finds you and your family well and living free from the virus.

Now that December has arrived, Two Authors, Books and a Beverage video is now out for your review.  CLICK HERE.  

Please subscribe to our YouTube event and enter the rafflecopter each month for giveaways. RAFFLECOPTER

Bonus Month: Mary is giving away a basket with goodies, along with her Cookbook; Judy is giving away a signed copy of Karibou Magic for a fun Christmas read. (US winner only) 
Be sure to enter all giveaways.


If you haven’t, please sign up for my newsletter to keep up to date on my book releases. Thank you.


Stay well and have a Merry Christmas.  Judy

Sunday, November 1, 2020

November YouTube Event

Our November YouTube is now live.  We have a guest on our show this month, so please come join us. If you have any questions, email me at, twoauthorsbooks@gmail.com  

If you're an author interested in being a guest on our show, don't hesitate to contact me. Also, you're invited to enter our drawing for a bag of goodies and two author signed books from Mary Martinez and me (US winner; International winner receives two ebooks and $10 Amazon gift card). Giveaways

This is also, NaNoWriMo and I'm participating. I don't usually participate in the NaNo writing month because November is such a busy month heading into the holidays. But, like all the rest of you, it's different this year. Covid-19 has changed so much in our lives, requiring us to adapt. Hence, I'm buckling down and writing a romance story for Christmas. Wish me luck. For those of you writing this month, best of luck on your writing goals.

Have a great and safe November, Judy

Monday, September 7, 2020

A YouTube Event


Hope all is going well with you. I’m feeling sad that the warm summer months are slipping away. Fall’s around the corner. Today it’s supposed to be 91˚, but tomorrow will have a high of 58˚ and then back into the 80s. Falls approaching fast. I’m getting ready to put pictures of my pumpkins on my newsletter. If you haven’t joined my newsletter please do at judybakerauthor.com


Mary Martinez and I have a YouTube event going on. It started September 1st and we’re excited to have you join us.

Here’s the link:


After you watch the September introduction, enter the rafflecopter http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/187a7f4617/  #ebooks #books #authors #readingcommunity #amreading

Be sure to subscribe so you do not miss out on whatever goodies we are giving away. Winners will be announced the next month. All questions will be answered, just email them at twoauthorsbooks@gmail.com

I have to apologize for my glitches on the video – computer issues!!!! I now have a new computer – yeah.

Have an enjoyable month and stay safe.


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Awesome Cookbook

Now that many of you are spending more time at home than usual, I have a great cookbook to share with you. My friend and author has released her cookbook with load of wonderful recipes. Welcome, Mary.

I am so excited to have my new cook book out. It’s been five years in the making. And it’s not even that big.

Why a cookbook? Let me tell you a short story. A few years ago, I took a trip with friends and family to the Big Apple. We had a wonderful time, saw a Broadway show, Yankee game, and all the other sights. I’m a picture taker and took over 1000 pictures, I’m so not exaggerating.

When I developed my pictures, I put them into a scrapbook. That’s when I had the shock of my life. I didn’t even recognize myself. Who was that heavy person who sort of had my face? I knew I’d been gaining a bit of weight. But it was now, way more than a bit of weight.

After looking at the pictures and getting the shock of my life I promptly called my doctor. I cried on her shoulder and together we came up with a plan. 

It took me a year, but I lost 78 lbs. That was several years ago. I’ve regained some back, but I think it is more that my weight has settled to a healthy level. I still fit in to the clothes I bought after I lost all that weight. I feel great. Once in a while I have to really focus to maintain, but most the time I just do my best to eat smaller portions and only treat myself to high calorie foods on special occasions.

I’m just an everyday working girl who doesn’t have much time to cook who wants to maintain my weight and eat healthy without feeling like I’m on a diet! I’m just an average person, no famous TV or professional Chef. These are my own recipes and some may sound very familiar. They are not complicated, most are very simple. The recipes included in this cookbook allow me to eat what I want. 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/After-Work-Cook-Mary-Martinez-ebook/dp/B08C24SKPP


The After Work Cook Blog https://theafterworkcook.blogspot.com/


I'm just like you. I have a career, family and I love food! However, I don't have much time to cook. I want to maintain my weight and eat healthy without feeling like I'm on a diet.


I'm not a famous TV or professional Chef. I'm a home cook and these are my recipes. Some may be familiar to you. It's food we all enjoy. The recipes aren't complicated. So pour a glass of wine and let’s make something to eat.


If you would like more recipes, please visit The After Work Cook Blog. On top of my recipes, I have had guests on to share their favorites. Theafterworkcook.blogspot.com


Web Site: https://www.marymartinez.com/

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 Author Bio:

Mary lives in Magna, a little town west of Salt Lake City, Utah. Together with her husband, she has six grown children, and six wonderful grandsons and five beautiful granddaughters. She loves to spend time with family and friends--she includes good books as friends!
Mary and her husband love to travel, especially to the Caribbean for relaxing, and Italy for the wine. And most recently she discovered she was Irish and Scottish, of course they had to visit Ireland and Scotland. Mary fell in love with both, but the green hills of Ireland felt like home.  With the experience from the exotic places she has visited, she is able to fill her books with colorful descriptions of cities, painting a colorful backdrop for her characters. One of her favorite US destinations is New York/Brooklyn, where her beloved Beckett's live. When she visits, she can wander their neighborhoods, favorite parks, and visit their favorite pub, 
They are avid concert ‘Ho’s’! Yes, they pretty much want to do them all. They love outdoor amphitheaters the best and attend as many during the warmer months as possible.

Mary writes mostly romantic suspense, romance, women's fiction, and she has just begun to dabble in young adult mystery.  During her writing career she has been a conference coordinator, workshop presenter, and chapter president for the Utah Chapter of RWA. In 2007 she was presented with the Utah RWA service award in acknowledgment and appreciation for outstanding service. Mary has also participated in numerous library panels on writing and co-presented a workshop on writing a series at the League of Utah Writers conference.

Mary also writes as 
ML Foxx. This is her first jaunt into Fantasy and Sci-Fi, she loves it. It gives her freedom of choice.  In her ML persona she also loves to go to the movies and you got it… Watch the Avengers, Dead Pool, among others. Something her hubby doesn't really enjoy but humors her fantasy side. You’ll see more books soon…
Mary and her husband are also enthusiastic college football fans. They have season tickets to the UTES, University of Utah Football and they tailgate every game. They love tailgating so much, that they were married at a tailgating in 1999.

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