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As a reporter, speechwriter, columnist, and blogger, Judith Welles is skilled in producing clear and effective writing.  

Her books on local history and worklife issues are compelling with keen insight into reader interests and needs. 


Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Judith Welles is a writer and former journalist who has authored local history books about the area in which she lives. Judy was media relations manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM and a speechwriter and communications manager for U.S. Cabinet members. She chaired the Montgomery County Commission on Aging and served on the Board of the C&O Canal Trust.  She volunteers at the C&O Canal National Historical Park and is a speaker on local history for the Montgomery County Historical Society.   

She was previously Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and, later, Director of Communications for the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.  She has been a reporter for New York and Virginia daily newspapers, worklife editor for an online news service, and a columnist and blogger for a technology magazine.  

Her first book, a local history, Cabin John: Legends and Life of an Uncommon Place, was published in 2008.  

Her book, Get a Life, Try This!, is a primer on how to get ahead and get a life at work, with tips and insights of experts.  This e-book is available on Kindle.

Her book, Lilly Stone, a biography, tells the story of a woman who was born during the Civil War and died during the Cold War.  She changed the landscape of business and culture in the countryside near the Nation's Capital. 

Her newest book, Potomac, is a pictorial history by Arcadia Publishing, December 2, 2019.   

For a copy of Cabin John, Legends and Life of an Uncommon Place, go to Amazon.com.  For Get a Life, Try This! go to Amazon's Kindle or Barnes and Noble's Nook

For the book Lilly Stone, go to Amazon.com or for more information email jwelles@judithwelles.com