Judy Salz is a semi-retired internist who draws not only on her many years of practice and patient interaction for inspiration in her writing but also her many life experiences. A native New Yorker, she currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Unwilling to give up patient interaction, which she enjoys tremendously, she is doing part time non-primary care work and has recently begun a new career as a clinical research investigator.
She is an active member of the Henderson Writers Group in Henderson, Nevada, and recently won the Inaugural Fiction Contest for her short story, Mikey, published in The Literary Nest, an online literary magazine,
She has traveled widely, with only two continents left to see. Her favorite places were Australia, Israel, and Japan. Australia is a country of vastly different terrains. The Outback and Great Barrier Reef are like nowhere else on earth. Israel was a “Roots” experience. Although she traveled there long before Roots was written, her emotional journey was finally given a name with the publication of the book. Japan is a country with exquisite art, architecture, and landscaping. A visit to Antarctica is high on her bucket list of places yet to be seen. The idea of hobnobbing with penguins is irresistible.
She is the mother of an adult daughter and a small poodle named Muffin. Both are quite well trained.
She and her daughter enjoy hiking in Red Rock Canyon and on Mt. Charleston where the fresh air and peace and quiet far from city noises are relaxing and invigorating.
Muffin, her shelter-rescued miniature poodle, is three years old and a happy, energetic little man who fills her days with laughter at his antics.
Oil painting is a hobby demanding complete concentration. Time spent at the easel feels like a mini-vacation from everyday concerns. She has completed an extensive portfolio of paintings. Here are a few examples.