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Judy King joins Reporter’s lakeside team

The Guadalajara Reporter is pleased to announce the addition of writer Judy King to its lakeside staff.

She will be taking over the popular Laguna Chapalac column, and will also pen additional articles on local happenings and personalities.

King, a fifth-generation Iowan, moved to Lake Chapala in 1990 from southern California.

The first decade in Mexico, King sold real estate, then she reformatted the information she’d accumulated while helping newcomers and co-founded “Mexico Insights Living at Lake Chapala,” an online magazine for expat readers. She continued to publish the magazine with a talented team of writers until 2013.

Bouts of writing and publishing are strewn through King’s life starting with a Brownie Scout visit to her hometown newspaper. “I loved the tinkling, clacking sounds of the linotypes, the enormous rolls of paper and pervasive inky smell. That day I told Mr. Knowles I’d be back to work for him as soon as I was old enough. On my 14th birthday I made an appointment to see him – and soon started working Saturdays and after school. “ 

King, who enjoys learning about and sharing Mexican history, traditions, and holidays has written hundreds of articles and worked with seven publications. Her most recent gig was a five-year stint as editor of the recently demised “Lake Chapala Review.”  In 2013 she compiled some of her earlier works into “Living at Lake Chapala,” a book for expats living in this area.

Judy has three adult children, five granddaughters and two great-grandchildren, all residing in the Midwestern region of the United States. She shares her Ajijic home with her dogs, Milagros and Merry Christmas, and devotes her spare time to reading, cooking and her church.

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