Judy DiGregorio is recognized as a Woman of Distinction in the Arts by the YWCA. She is also a Distinguished Alumna of New Mexico Highlands University. She has published hundreds of columns and essays in The Writer, Army-Navy Times, New Millennium Writings, the Chicken Soup books, and numerous anthologies and has worked as a humor columnist for Anderson County Visions Magazine, Senior Living and EvaMag. Judy's collection of humorous essays, Life Among the Lilliputians, was featured at the 2009 Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. She also participated in the 2010 Southern Festival with her second book, Memories of a Loose Woman. Celtic Cat Publishing released a CD, Jest Judy, read by the author in 2009, and also published her third humor book, Tidbits, in the summer of 2015.
Judy serves on the Playhouse Board of Directors where she frequently performs on stage and has prepared press releases for every show for ten years. She is also on the Board of the Arts Council of Oak Ridge. She has been featured on Channel 10 “Your Stories” by Abby Hamm, on Live at Five, and on WDVX Tennessee Shines Radio four times. She has spoken at the UT Writers in the Library Series, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Y-12 National Security Complex, as well as numerous writing conferences and festivals. She will be one of the workshop leaders for the 2016 Tennessee Mountain Writers’ Conference in Oak Ridge.
In her spare time, Judy sings with the choir at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, practices the art of Tai Chi, and pesters her grandchildren.