Author Archives: Julie

About Julie

I'm a writer and photographer. I always have something with me to take notes for ideas or writing projects I'm thinking about or have on the go. I also like to go around with my camera and take pictures of anything that strikes me as beautiful or evocative. I'm perpetually working on one story or another, while waiting for enough distance to judge the last one (or more). I'm always working on several projects at once, developing the next book, even as I'm editing the last. Beyond that, there's always plenty of scraps and twists of ideas rolling around in my head, eventually turning themselves into full blown stories.

Finding My Voice

Wow. It’s been a long time since I posted here. There are reasons. Pain. Trauma. Depression. My life has been a mess. It is a mess. I am trying to put something together from the pieces. I need to reclaim … Continue reading

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Let this space stand

                Let this space stand for all the things I want to say but don’t. All the things I think but tell myself no one wants to hear. For the voice I’ve lost … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have To Be

An amazing thing happened today. I woke up feeling good. And that feeling lasted longer than it took to make coffee. Several hours later, I STILL feel good. Hell, I feel great.

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50k Slow: A Retrospective

I wrote my first completed novel as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNo). It was a wonderful experience, including the pace. Every novel I’ve seen through to “The End” since has been drafted at that same frenetic pace. Daily goals, … Continue reading

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Pitches from the Pensieve

I’ve seen a lot of contests for writers go on in my years on Twitter, but I’ve never participated. Usually I don’t have anything ready. Then recently Kimberly VanderHorst asked me to be part of her team of mentors for … Continue reading

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Game On!

It’s been too long since I really posted here. Even longer since I posted about how writing is going. There have been a number of reasons for that. I’ve been busy with gaming, among other things. Relaxing while I’m on … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Harrowed by Brian LeTendre and Jolene Haley

Book Name: Harrowed (The Woodsview Murders #1) Book Genre: YA Horror Book release date: 09/22/15 by Horror Twins Press Harrowed on Goodreads:   Harrowed blurb: Journalism Rule #1: Always report the story. Never become the story. Avery Blair has … Continue reading

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Release Day: Chameleon by KT Hanna

Chameleon Releases Today! “Wow! A fast-paced, science fiction delight with fabulous action, a seamless world, and the most unique characters I’ve read in a long time.” Elana Johnson, Author of the Possession Series.   Four Fun Facts about Chameleon: The … Continue reading

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A Meditation On (Not Really) Failing

We’ve reached the end of July (wait, didn’t we just start this YEAR?) and of course, that means the end of Camp NaNo. As such, I have some thoughts and decided to share them. As I was thinking about this … Continue reading

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Recovery Is Not a Straight Line

It’s been a while since I posted here. I keep meaning to, then finding I don’t know what to say or I forget what I wanted to say. Actually, I find myself struggling for words on a number of fronts. … Continue reading

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