“Hendricks calls to mind Barbara Kingsolver in her affinity for wise women and the power of close female relationships.”
Armed with a degree in journalism and a short attention span, Judith Ryan Hendricks worked as a journalist, copywriter, computer instructor, travel agent, waitress and baker before turning to fiction writing. Her first novel, Bread Alone was a national bestseller and a BookSense 76 pick. It was followed by Isabel’s Daughter, The Baker’s Apprentice, The Laws of Harmony and Baker’s Blues. Hendricks’ fiction has been translated into 11 languages and distributed in more than 15 countries worldwide. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she is at work on her sixth novel.