Judy Astley is an English illustrator and author of 15 novels all published by Black Swan. Her first novel was published in 1994 since when she has published one novel a year. She has also written articles for The Times. as well as short stories for My Weekly and Woman magazines.
Judy Astley was born in Blackburn, Lancashire though has spent most of her life in Twickenham. Before becoming an author she spent some time as a freelance designer and dressmaker for Liberty. She is married to record producer Jon Astley and has two grown-up daughters..