She was born on January 26, 1943. She had Achondroplasia - the most common form of #dwarfism - like I do.
She went to Hunter College and graduated in 1965.
In 1973, Ballantine Books hired her as a sci-fi editor.
One year later and she had her first best seller with Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Rendezvous With Rama’.
Later, it went on to sell 4.5M copies - in fewer than five months.
In 1977 she was named Editor-in-Chief of Del Rey Books, an imprint of Ballantine Books.
A year later and she became Ballatine’s Vice-President.
Philip K Dick described Judy-Lynn as “probably the greatest editor since Maxwell Perkins”.
She died from a brain haemorrhage in February 1986 (a few months before I was born), aged 43. Far too young.