Judi Bergen has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin. She has worked as a therapist in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings for over forty years. For the ten years before she retired, Judi also worked with Hospice patients and their families.
Writing has always been an important part of Judi’s life. Her short stories have been published in literary journals. Her 2005 essay about a hospice patient was published in a rural life magazine and placed in the top five in the National Writers Association that year. Longing to Belong is her debut novel.
Judi lives with her husband in Austin, Minnesota, where they have enjoyed raising their three children.