About the Author
Judy Light Ayyildiz was born in Teays Valley, West Virginia in 1941, and graduated from Marshall University with a BA in Music Education. Her husband, Vedii, is a naturalized US citizen, born and raised in Turkey. For over thirty-five years, they have lived in Roanoke, Virginia, where they raised their children, Kent, Kevin Kamal, and Karen. Vedii continued a private practice in surgery while Judy taught, wrote, acted on stage, engaged in civic work, sang, directed choirs, edited Artemis, and received a MA both in Liberal Arts and in English/Creative Writing from Hollins University. As a writing consultant during the past twenty years, Judy has created programs in many diverse institutions of learning. She has had honors in poetry, articles, and short stories in literary publications all across the country. Her published work includes three books of poetry and four co-authored supplementary creative writing and critical thinking texts for students and teachers. NOTHING BUT TIME, Judy's first creative non-fiction work, evolved from a journal that she kept during her plight with Guillain-Barre syndrome in 1985.