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Here’s the perfect gift for everyone from college students to seniors, including that college friend who want to live an alternative life style!

PAPERBACK VERSION RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 6th, 2018 – Amazon
EBOOK VERSION TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 15th, 2018 – Amazon

After living in a tiny cottage for two years, Judy Alter, a lifelong amateur chef, developed some new ideas for cooking without a stove or a microwave. You won’t find a new idea about the holiday turkey here nor suggestions for feeding that houseful of relatives, but you will find innovative and new ideas for everything from appetizers to light suppers. Most recipes feed two to four.

And there’s a web page so that cooking in a tiny kitchen can be an ongoing conversation. Judy has already chosen recipes not in the cookbook to share on the website, and she welcomes your recipes, questions, and suggestions.

“Love cooking? Love the minimalist lifestyle? Your tiny kitchen doesn’t need to limit your gourmet dreams. Judy Alter’s Gourmet On a Hot Plate will inspire you with big ideas to satisfy everyone around the table.” —Susan Wittig Albert, author of Queen Anne’s Lace


I run two blogs. One is my personal blog, Judy’s Stew, and has been going on since 2006. The other one, Gourmet on a Hot Plate, is newer and goes with my book of the same name. You’re more than welcome visit them.


About Judy (that’s me!)

Please come on in, have some coffee or tea, and learn a little bit about me. Not only am I an author, I’m also a chef, a mother of five (includes a four-legged daughter), and a grandmother of seven rather rambunctious grandchildren.

With over 30 years of writing under my belt, I invite you to take a peek at the list of selected publications and books I’ve written, largely mysteries and historical novels. I think and hope you’ll like at least some of them.

Contract for Chaos (eighth in Kelly O’Connell Mystery series) was released on September 20, 2018. Racial tensions and shootings erupt in Kelly’s town and Kelly is in the eye of its storm.

Businesswoman, busy mother of two, and a busybody-around-town… Officer Mike Shandy thinks she’s got a knack for getting into trouble!

Susan Hogan is a no-nonsense professor of English at the Oak Grove University in Texas. So how on earth did Dr. Hogan get tangled in murder and mayhem?!

Twins. An inheritance. A cafe. A bed & breakfast. Quirky characters. And of course, murders. Strained relationships, finger-pointing, and who-dun-it galore!

I’ve written many Young Adult books in the past. Now some of them are being reprinted and made available! Young and old readers alike will enjoy these books.

Want Free Bookmarks?

Want Free Bookmarks?

*UPDATED* All bookmarks are gone. If you want some, I recommend printing them out. Any and all of my bookmarks are digitally provided for free and can be printed to your heart's content. You can find them as a PDF file on my Freebies page. A big thank you to those...

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Giveaway!

Giveaway!

*UPDATE* The giveaway has ended. Thanks to those that signed up! Originally posted on 9/5/17: Goodreads and I are having a giveaway: Three signed books of my recent book, The Color of Fear! It ends on September 10th. Won't you try your luck and enter the giveaway?...

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Pigface and the Perfect Dog

Pigface and the Perfect Dog

Surprise! My latest book, the sequel to The Perfect Coed, is titled Pigface and the Perfect Dog. It will be released on September 7th, 2017, so keep an eye out for it. If you're feeling a little bit curious about it, here's a free excerpt to satisfy your curiosity....

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My Little Cottage!

My Little Cottage!

I have recently moved into a lovely cottage and just wanted to share it with everyone. Here are some pictures of my cottage. I talk a little bit about the cottage on my personal blog (among other things), so please come by for a visit. Judy's Stew (the blog). Cottage...

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Look Inside The Gilded Cage

Look Inside The Gilded Cage

Now you can literally browse through my latest book The Gilded Cage on Amazon! Free preview If the above link doesn't work for you for any reason, there is an alternative. Go to my book on Amazon.com and click on "Look Inside" or on the book cover image. It will allow...

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Sleuthing Women Launch Party!

Sleuthing Women Launch Party!

Mark the date, May 12, 2016, 8:00pm-9:30pm (EDT) for a launch party for Sleuthing Women, a boxed set of ten first-in-a-series mysteries, including my first Kelly O’Connell Mystery, Skeleton in a Dead Space. Gifts, games, fun! Here’s the link:...

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My Latest Book: The Gilded Cage

My Latest Book: The Gilded Cage

I'm excited to announce that my latest historical novel, The Gilded Cage, launched on April 18th of this year! Isn't the book cover simply gorgeous? Please visit this page to see what this book is all about. Descriptions and details abound! Two excerpts from this book...

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First Newsletter Of The Year 2016

Did you all enjoy the holidays? I did, with my family! I have released the first newsletter for this year. Enjoy! My past newsletters can be found on my newsletter archive...

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Judy’s Chili Blog Tour

In Texas promoting my latest book, Texas Is Chili Country. Come by and see me! More information on my Facebook. Download my tour schedule & locations (.docx) (The event is over) This book is available on...

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