Judy A. Henderson

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About the Author:
Judy Henderson was a young, middle-class, divorced mother of two who was busy growing her own business when her life was turned upside down. She was wrongly convicted of a crime she didn’t commit and given a life sentence. Behind bars, she focused on parenting her children, obtaining her paralegal degree, and improving the rights of women. Thirty-five years later, in 2019, she was exonerated and pardoned, her sentence commuted. 
      Today, she savors time with her two adult children and two grandchildren while sharing her motivational, faith-filled message of overcoming obstacles in the face of adversity, serving in leadership positions with Catholic Charities, and advocating to improve the conditions and rights of incarcerated women, especially mothers and their children.

About the Writer: 
Jimmy Soni is an award-winning writer whose latest book, The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley was a debut bestseller that earned praise from the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The New Yorker,The Economist, and many other review outlets. Described as “an intensely magnetic chronicle” (New York Times) and “engrossing,” the book includes hundreds of interviews Soni conducted, including exclusive sit-downs with Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and others. 
    Soni’s previous book, A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age, won the 2017 Neumann Prize, awarded by the British Society for the History of Mathematics, and the Middleton Prize by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a book Fortune
magazine calls a “charming account of one of the twentieth century’s most distinguished scientists.” He is also the co-author of Jane’s Carousel, completed with the late Jane Walentas, which captured one woman’s remarkable twenty-five-year journey to restore a beloved carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
    He resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his daughter, Venice. http://www.JimmySoni.com

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