About Judah Freed

Judah Freed
Judah Freed

Judah Freed is an author, speaker, journalist and consultant at Hoku House on Kauai in Hawaii. He has published five books and close to 2,000 articles and columns in newspapers and magazines.

Judah the author of the forthcoming book, MAKING GLOBAL SENSE: Grounded Hope for the 21st Century, inspired by Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. His earlier works on global thinking won a 2005 Colorado Evvy Award for best personal growth book and a national 2007 and 2012 Silver Nautilus Award for best social change book.

To publish his books when he moved to Hawaii in 2010, Judah founded Hoku House, which evolved into a consultancy and service that helps authors independently publish quality books themselves. He rarely publishes books by others, yet an exception is the new title he edited, END MEDICAL DEBT, by the three founders of the charity, RIP Medical Debt, who donate all their royalties to buy and forgive debt. Each copy sold forgives about $500 in medical debt. So far, the book has abolished about $1.5 million in debt.

A Colorado native, Judah Ken Freed entered journalism in 1976 through a decade at Denver newspapers as a reporter and editor. He wrote for Westword (first issue onward),  Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Magazine, Colorado Woman, and others. He began and edited the Denver edition of Colorado Daily and the The Denver Downtowner.

After going back to school, starting in 1992, he worked nearly two decades as a media industry journalist, writing for top U.S. and European media trade magazines, including Cablevision (managing editor), Multichannel News, Broadband Week, CED, Interactive Week, Video Age, Electronic Media,  Euromedia, TV Technology, and others. Specializing  in “new media” and its social effects, he pioneered the media industry trade press coverage of the emerging internet, interactive TV, high-definition TV, and distance learning.

He is the author of Financial Opportunities in Educational Television (Financial Times Media & Telecoms, UK, 1998), stating the business case for developing world educational media markets by developing more educated minds in the world.

Judah also is a professional coach trained  in personal growth process facilitation. His services focus  on communication issues (intra-personal, interpersonal, organizational) with a specialty in releasing writing blocks and making lifework choices.

Judah is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC), Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), and the Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR), serving the Mind Body Spirit community on the COVR membership committee. He earlier served as a president and board director of the Colorado Authors League (CAL), board director and trade shows coordinator of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), board director of the Denver Press Club, and founder of the 1,000-member Denver Book Club.

Judah further is a master teacher of Usui and nontraditional Reiki. He is developing the new “Chaim (Life) Reiki” system of healing.

Judah returned to Colorado in January 2020. Hoku House continues from there.

For more information or to request a consultation, please contact Judah.


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