Meet Judy Dailey

Award-winning author Judy Dailey grew up on an 80-acre organic farm in Indiana. Now she lives on a 1200-square-foot urban farm in Seattle, Washington with four chickens, a dog, and her husband, the writer Tom Argentina. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Judy earned an MBA from the University of Washington and a certificate in compost management. She has been a pilot, skydiver, spelunker, bicyclist, skier and night-time sailor. She managed a multi-million dollar grant fund for affordable housing. She handcrafts artisan salami, beer, and ricotta cheese. But her greatest challenge is eradicating the gray garden slug.

Contact Judy for speaking engagements, conferences, and book discussion groups. Judy is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.

Forget You Ever Knew Me, Judy’s second mystery novel, was published in hardback on December 10, 2014 by Five Star/Cengage. It may be ordered from the Seattle Mystery Bookshop or other major booksellers. It is also available as an e-book for Kindle at

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Animal, Vegetable, Murder, her first traditionally published cozy, won the Claymore Dagger award at Killer Nashville in August 2011. Animal, Vegetable, Murder was published in April 2013 by Five Star/Cengage. It is available in hardback from major booksellers and Seattle Mystery Bookshop. It is also available as an e-book for Kindle at

Read the first chapter.