Upcoming Events

To schedule Judy for an Author Visit, a Book Signing, or a Literacy Event, please email her at: linkyjr59@gmail.com 


October 15-16, 2022

The Florida Council for the Social Studies

Annula Conference

The Florida Hotel & Conference Center
1500 Sand Land Road
Orlando, FL 32809

     Judy will be one of the presenters at the conference and is looking forward to sharing ideas, strategies, and resources for teaching Social Studies in the classroom. 


October 23, 2022 

2:00-4:00 pm

Local Author Festival

Orlando Public Library

101 E Central Blvd.

Orlando, Fl 32801

      Meet and greet local authors at the Local Authors Festival. Authors from a variety of genres will share their experiences and books. Each author will have books available for purchase and signing. Judy will be there and is looking forward to chatting with readers and fellow book-lovers! 


 November 30, 2022

  Holiday Boutique

  Private Event

  Orlando, Florida 

  4:30-6:30 pm

    Judy will be joining local artisans and small business vendors at this Holiday Event.  She will be signing copies of her books for Holiday Gifts. 


January 28, 2023

The Sunshine State Book Festival 

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church

4000 NW 53rd Ave.

Gainesville, Florida 

Judy will be one of the authors available for meet and greet! There will be free give aways, readings, and book signings. 


January 30, 2023

Keene's Crossing Elementary School 

5240 Keenes Pheasant Dr,

Windermere, FL 34786

Judy will be visiting with the 4th Grade students and their teachers as they wrap up the reading of Saving Home and studying early St. Augustine. Ju dy is looking forward to talking with the students about reading, writing, and history.



February 3, 2023 


Avalon Elementary School

Tanja King Blvd.

Orlando, FL 32803 

      Judy will be chatting with the 4th Grade classes who will be reading her book Saving Home, as part of their studies of early Florida History. She is looking forward to talking with the students about the research and the writing process, as well as about St. Augustine. 


February 8, 2023

Lake Highland Preparatory School

901 Highland Ave,

Orlando, FL 32803

        Judy will be visiting with their 4th grade students as part of their unit on Early Florida History.  She is looking forward to talking with the students about reading, writing, and history. 


Amelia Island Book Festival

Author's In Schools Program- Judy talking with students from West Nassau High School about the writing process.

Avalon elementary author visit

Chatting with the 4th Graders at Avalon Elementary, about reading, writing, and St. Augustine history.

_Purple Dragonfly Winner Seal

Judy's latest book, Flower Power, has been awarded second place in the Chapter Book Division of the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards

stonelakes visit

Judy talking with 5th Graders at Stone Lakes Elementary

jan 25 book singing set up

The launch of Flower Power and book signing at Barnes & Noble. Assistant Ellie helped to get things set up!

jan 25 book signing

Signing books at the Waterford Barnes & Noble on Jan. 25, 2020

4th Grade Tribe at Avalon Elementary

With some of the 4th Graders at Avalon Elementary School during a December 2019 Author Visit!

FHS Press top 10 bestsellers_edited

The Florida Historical Society Press -Top 10 Bestseller List includes both of Judy's books! Saving Home at the #1 spot, and Forcing Change at #9!

Sally Ride Book author visit

Judy talking with the 3rd and 4th Graders at Sally Ride Elementary School.

Barns and Noble books signing

Book Signing at Barnes & Noble in Melbourne, Florida on March 21, 2019

Signing books at Palm Bay Elementary School during an author visit.


Forcing Change has earned an Honorable Mention in the Middle Grades Fiction category of the 2018 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards! So honored to be listed alongside such accomplished writers and such wonderful books.


Forcing Change has won the 2018 KidsShelf Books Cover Award. Congratulations to awesome artist Michael Hallberg who created the cover art for FHS Press.

National Humanities Center's 2018-19 Tea

The National Humanities Center's 2018-19 Teacher Advisory Council.

2018 James J Horgan Award

Judy's book, Forcing Change, has won the 2018 James J Horgan Award for an outstanding publication which promotes the study of Florida history and heritage, intended for younger readers.

vista lakes elmntary school

Signing books at Vista Lakes Elementary School.

library display 2

Thank you historian and archivist, Courtney Crum, for using Saving Home as part of this wonderful display about the Siege of 1702.

authors having fun at b & n

Fun at Barnes and Noble with authors Amy Sweezey, Aachi Machi, Judy Lindquist, Christina Farley, and Taryn Souders

RW elementary #3

Ralph Williams Elementary 4th Graders

bookfest with ben

At the Historic Cocoa Village BookFest with Florida Historical Society author and executive director, Ben Brokemarkle.

Monarch Learning Academy

Book Signing at Waterford Barnes and Noble with my sweet granddaughter as my assistant!

Barnes and Noble, Melbourne

Odyssey Charter School

Ralph Williams Elementary School

Meeting at a book store with the Gifted students from Cypress Springs who had just read my book!

Florida Writer's Association Annual Book Festival

Beaches Chapel School

Christmas Book Bash, Melbourne Square Mall