Judy Bendar has been an Ocean County reporter off and on for over 20 years. She spent time at the Asbury Park Press and Ocean County Observer. A long-time Ocean County resident, she now lives in nearby Forked River of Lacey Township. Her freelance work has appeared in New Jersey Monthly magazine and Scholastic's Family Computing magazine. She was also on staff at Woman's World Magazine.
Her college years were spent in Glassboro where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism/Communications and a minor in Political Science from Glassboro State College, now known as Rowan University.
When not writing, she keeps busy with her Barnegat-based antique business.