Mary’s Monster
Just Released!

I’m excited for the release of my debut young adult novel, Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein. Pairing free verse with over three hundred pages of black-and-white illustrations, Mary’s Monster is a unique biography of Mary Shelley, the pregnant teenage runaway who became one of the greatest authors of all time. Please check out the book trailer below.

Teachers: Share the revision process with students through the Mary’s Monster Timeline

I created a timeline of the milestones, research, writing, illustrating and revising activities that led to the creation of Mary’s Monster. The first stages of this book started over ten years ago and learning the true story of Mary Shelley and the creation of Frankenstein became my passionate pursuit.

Virtual School Visits

These are creative process videos for your classrooms, students, and kids!

Interview on Inquiry, WICN Radio

by Lita Judge

WICN Radio presents Inquiry with Mark Lynch, Feb 14th, 2018: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was one of the first Industrial Age science fiction novels. But what was the inspiration for the Monster in that book? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with artist and writer LITA JUDGE about her new book that explores Mary’s Shelley’s dark and painful life in illustrations and verse. Judge’s new book is titled MARY’S MONSTER: LOVE, MADNESS, AND HOW MARY SHELLEY CREATED FRANKENSTEIN.

Link to the podcast: Inquiry on WICN Radio

A Song For Snow
Just Released

It’s Peep’s first winter, and it’s going to snow very, very soon. Peep has so many questions for her older brother Hoot: Does snow drop, polppety splop, like the rain’s song? Does it scrinkle scrattle like falling leaves? But Hoot can’t remember snow very well. The one thing he knows for sure is that it is worth waiting for.


Please stop by and have a look at my online gallery, featuring original paintings and images from several of my books.