Julie started writing short stories and taking classes as a hobby in her early 20’s, never dreaming what the future held. She finally got up the nerve to begin submitting her work and was thrilled beyond words when her first short story written for teens was sold in 1990.
Since that time, Julie’s written four books, including her latest book, I’m Your Daughter, Julie, two young adult novels, Time To Cast Away and Just Call Me Goody-Two-Shoes, and a technical book she co-authored, Residential Steel Design and Construction, published by McGraw Hill.
In addition, hundreds of her articles and short stories have been published in national and regional magazines as well as on numerous websites. Julie won three journalism awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association and her blog, Baby Boomer Bliss, recently was recognized as one of the top 75 baby boomer blogs on the web. (See List of Publications for more details.)
Julie lives in southern California with her husband of 40 years, is a dedicated Grandma of four grandchildren and mother of two grown sons.
Sailing and traveling are her other passions besides writing. Julie has been fortunate to experience the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower, go white water rafting on a 5-plus rated river in New Zealand, ride a boat under a raging waterfall in Brazil, pet a koala in Australia, walk the Great Wall in China, scuba dive in the Cayman Islands, and swim with the dolphins in the Florida Keys. Later this year, she will fulfill a lifelong dream of visiting Africa.