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 five books, including her award-winning nonfiction book, I’m Your Daughter, Julie, her latest book, Ten Secrets to Losing Weight After 50, 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. All of her books are available on Amazon.
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, was recognized as one of the top 50 baby boomer blogs on the web by Feedspot in 2019. (See List of Publications for more details.)
Julie lives in southern California with her husband of 40-plus years and has two grown sons and four grandchildren.
Sailing and traveling are her other passions besides writing. Julie has been fortunate to go on safari and shark cage diving in Africa, white water rafting on a five-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.