Judi Valentine has been writing youth fiction, memoir and crime tales for several years. The Crystal Chain is her first published novel for young readers. Some of her short fiction writings have been published in Penbay Pilot of Camden, Maine. Judi is a PhD clinical nutritionist and in 2003 co-authored a book on weight loss and nutrition. She has published articles in health magazines and written wellness columns for newspapers in Washington D.C. and Maryland. Judi is currently working on her second youth fiction which is the beginning of a series.