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About Judy


Judy Frothinger, the daughter of German Russian immigrants, was born and raised in western South Dakota.  Judy’s father was born in Omsk, Siberia, Russia, where her grandfather was a schoolteacher.  Judy’s mother was born in Canada, after the family emigrated from the Volga region of Russia. 

Judy has a degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University in California.  She has pursued writing with a goal of preserving the history of her people.  She is a three-time winner of Storytelling Contests of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. She lives in Santa Rosa, California, with her husband, Mike.



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