Judy King selected Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city, for a 1990 vacation. The city’s promo met her criteria for historic buildings, murals, and Mexican music and dance. Mexico sparked her passion for life with adventure, where she could learn about other lifestyles, customs, foods and families. She moved that year to a house in a 400-year-old fishing village overlooking the shores of Lake Chapala.
As her expertise in the practical details of life grew, so did her desire to help expats moving to Mexico to shorten their learning curve. She wrote the information about Ajijic and Chapala that she wanted to read.
In orientation talks with international tour groups, weekly seminars and an e-zine for baby boomers exploring a move to the area, and adult classes at the Lake Chapala Society, she unlocks local holidays, traditions, history and cumbersome daily chores. Unexpectedly she has also evolved into Lakeside’s go-to source for information that “…tells it like it is,”
Judy has written hundreds of articles that have appeared in nearly three dozen U.S., Canadian and Mexican, books blogs, newspapers and magazines including AARP Magazine, Desert Sun, Kansas City Star, The Guadalajara Reporter, Point South – Canada, Lake Chapala Review, Ojo del Lago and Mexico Connect.
Judy contributed an essay for the anthology, Mexico Sunlight and Shadow, a section for Don Adams’ Head for the Border, the Renegade Guide, and produced 12 years of monthly issues of her e-zine, Mexico Insights, and her first book, Living at Lake Chapala.
Her next book, Coming Home: Real Stories of Mexican Migrants will be released in early 2019.
Judy King lives in Ajijic, Mexico with two rescue dogs where she continues to study, research and write. Her latest obsessions are quilting and playing the ukulele.
Find Judy’s work and reviews here on Amazon.