Judith Elliot McDonald was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she studied art and theater. She was transplanted to Oregon many years ago and considers herself an Oregon writer with a ‘back east’ sensibility. Earlier in her career she wrote newspaper and periodical feature articles primarily on travel, the arts and food/restaurant criticism. She continued to work in theater and has been a theater director, teacher, actor, coach and designer. She wrote her first play in 2000. Her award-winning one-act In Juliet’s Garden was published by Samuel French Inc. in 2007. Another of her popular one-acts, Macbeth on CNN, is an entertaining companion piece to In Juliet's Garden. Her latest commission is a two-act contemporary feminist work entitled The Bottom of the Box.McDonald’s new literary fiction, Feargus, is her first long-form project.