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What started out as a hobby, while her naval husband was away at sea, has turned into a lifetime career for Louisiana born Jude Southerland Kessler. Jude’s adventure and dream of writing about the life of John Lennon has taken her to Liverpool 7 times and allowed her to meet and interview friends, family and colleagues of John Lennon over the past 25 years and made her one of the leading experts on the subject of Lennon and the Beatles.
The John Lennon Series by Jude Southerland Kessler is a nine book series on the life of John Winston Lennon. The first book in the series, Shoulda Been There, was published in 2008, tells of Lennon’s life from birth in 1940 to December 1961, when the Beatles hired Brian Epstein as their manager. Book two, Shivering Inside, published in 2010, picks up the story of Lennon and the Beatles in 1961 and continues until the birth of John’s son Julian in April 1963. She Loves You, the third book in the series, is currently in the works and is due for publication in October 2013.
Ms. Kessler is a highly sought after speaker at Beatles festivals along corporate and club events across the U.S. Because of her expertise, she was invited to host her own weekly radio show, “The John Lennon Hour”, on the number one Beatles internet radio station in the world, “Beatles-A-Rama!.” The show debuted in September 2012 and can be heard every Sunday night at 8 pm (est) at: www.BeatlesARama.com
Jude Kessler graduated from Northwestern State University in 1974 with degrees in English Education and History. She went on to receive a master’s degree in English from The University of Maryland.
For more information about Jude Southerland Kessler and her books, go to her website.
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