Judy Weir Bio
Pen Name: Feather Stone, F. Stone
On our cattle ranch, when an animal was in distress or injured, I was put in charge of nursing it back to health. Never mind that I was just a kid and hated the sight of blood, but I had to muster up the courage to apply home remedies. My survival rate was pretty good. It seemed like a foregone conclusion that I would progress to nursing – humans. After one year into nurses training, I bolted. Bed pans and chronic diseases pushed me in different direction; a career of dealing with drug addicts, murder, suicide, fatalities, and biker gangs. In 1983 I graduated with honors as a paramedic and worked in the City of Edmonton’s Emergency Services.
For the next twenty years, I came face to face with scenes most people would rather not think about. I loved it. Having experienced life in the most deadly and gut wrenching events, and work alongside the police service, I gained the fodder for creating intense novels.
My creative DNA shocked me when I was driven to write a dystopian / paranormal / romance novel, The Guardian’s Wildchild. The novel was published in 2011 (now published under the name Kingdom of Gods). Just when I thought I could get my life back, another story took me prisoner – Forbidden. I couldn’t believe there was this kind of story within me and desperate to be told. I resisted. It was futile.
Retired and focused on home life, I’m back to being a mom to four pets and one husband. We travel and taste the excitement of other cultures. In between adventures, I’ve dabbled in water color painting, photography, needle work, gardening – the list goes on. In my next life, I plan to explore the cosmos.
Did I say something about retirement? I’m back in the saddle. This time, my role is transporting injured wildlife to WILDNorth’s hospital in Edmonton. There’s no money gain but the reward is amazing. It is such a thrill to be part of a team of like-minded people – folks willing to do just about anything to save an owl or bat or beaver, etc. etc. My Trail Blazer has put on about 10,000 kilometres in 2019 traveling to the more northern parts of Alberta to pick up a captured animal in distress. You can read more about WILDNorth’s services at https://wildnorth.ca/ . While you’re visiting the site, think about donating to help with providing care to the injured wildlife.
I’ve learned a few things in my seventy years. Thoughts are powerful. Intention is everything. Passion is the key to success.