Judy Benowitz graduated with a MA in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She has a BA in Drama from the University of California, Irvine. Her many TV, Stage, and Screen Credits include: Archie’s Place, starring Carrol O’Connor at CBS Studios in Los Angeles, and The Gong Show, a Chuck Barris Production. Benowitz appeared in The University of Southern California Cinema’s Boy with Wings. She played Rosie Alvarez on stage at The Laguna Forum’s Bye Bye Birdie in Laguna Beach, California and has additional training in ballet, freestyle, and voice.
Benowitz always wanted to see the world and lived out of a suitcase for ten years as a flight attendant for United Airlines in Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. She married Bob, a nice Jewish boy, and converted to Judaism. She retired from United and acting to rear their three children in the Jewish faith. The family lived in Newport Beach, California for twenty years before returning to Georgia. Today, Judy and Bob live in Cartersville, Georgia with their dog, Buck.
Benowitz became interested in writing her memoir, "Highway 11," after coming back to Georgia. Many of her short short stories originate there. She saw the adventure in her life, and how it made her who she is today. She looks for more adventure in her writing career.