After an established career writing historical fiction, for adults and young adults, about women of the nineteenth-century American West, Judy Alter has turned her attention to contemporary cozy mysteries. No Neighborhood for Old Women is the second in the Kelly O'Connell Mystery Series. The first, Skeleton in a Dead Space, is available at www.turquoisemorningpressbookstore.com.
Judy's western fiction has been recognized with awards from the Western Writers of America, the Texas Insti-tute of Letters, and the National Cowboy Museum and Hall of Fame. She has been honored with the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement by WWA and inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame at the Fort Worth Public Library.