Award-winning playwright/ novelist/journalist Judith Robbins Rose’s debut novel LOOK BOTH WAYS IN THE BARRIO BLANCO was released by Candlewick Press, Fall 2015. The work was selected by the American Booksellers Association for its NEW VOICES program, and received the 2015 INK Award for best YA/Children’s novel. Judy was named the 2015 INK Writer of the Year. Her experiences include writing for TV, radio and print, acting, directing and standup comedy. She is an expert in the field of relationship-based marketing, and received the Governor’s STAR AWARD for diversity programming. She’s a volunteer fund-raiser, mentor and tutor for at-risk youth.