Judith Geary discovered her love of historical fiction in writing classes focused on speculative fiction. Tapping history for tips on world building, she was hooked by the real thing. Her love of the details of life in the ancient world illuminates her historical fiction. Geary joined Bob and Barbara Ingalls in forming High Country Publishers in 2001 and continued to edit for its successor, Ingalls Publishing Group until its closure at the death of its founder, Bob Ingalls. Geary's background includes an MA in Education from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and continued graduate work in writing, editing, literary criticism and involvement in regional writers' organizations. In her other life, Geary teaches at Appalachian State University (since 1985) She is the Senario Director for the NC Affiliate of Future Problem Solving International and an evaluator for the international competition. Her first novel, GETORIX: The Eagle and The Bull, a Celtic adventure in ancient Rome, and the related curriculum were endorsed for classroom use by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Southern Regional Education Board's Educational Technology Cooperative (representing 16 states.) It was a Book of the Year from High Country Writers organization and a finalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards in both the historical fiction and YA historical fiction categories.