Judith Plank was born in Northern California and began writing and acting at the age of twelve. She acted in many elementary, middle school and high school plays, and wrote short stories and a novel in her teens. She was an avid Star Trek fan, and wrote original teleplays based on the popular television show, plus she self-published two books of poetry in her twenties.
In her thirties she acted with the Theater of the Blue Rose Repertory Company in Berkeley, California for five years. Two of her favorite roles were Amanda in The Glass Menagerie and the lead in the Cherry Orchard.
She was invited to and attended the 2007 Squaw Valley Writer’s Conference as a result of submitting two of her short stories; consequently one of the stories “She Loves Coffee Sarah Does” was published in a Solano College literary journal, the Solano Review.
She also writes screenplays, and has won the “A Place Called Sacramento” screenwriting competition for two years in a row. Her films “Butterscotch” and “Buddies” have come out of this highly competitive competition.
She directs and produces her films as well. Finally, Judith is an accomplished Toastmasters speaker, having won several awards at Northern California competitions, and is the Festival Director of the Davis Film Festival.