Hello and thanks for stopping by! roundimageMy name is Julie and I’m the wife of one, the mother of two, and the owner of three adorable dogs. My husband and kids are adorable, too, but they tend to steer clear of the spotlight. Click here to learn more about me.

At ten years old I wrote this in my diary: When I grow up I want to be a teacher like my dad and a writer like Judy Blume.

In a shocking display of goal-achievement, I did become a teacher and am now a published author. Whether or not I’m a real grown-up or have anything in common with Judy Blume remains to be seen. But my first novel, Letters for Scarlet, was released by Velvet Morning Press in 2016. And I’m VERY excited to announce that my first YA book, Lily by any other name will be released by InkSpell Publishing on November 14th! It’s available to pre-order on amazon NOW. You can also click here to get it on KOBO.

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17-year-old Lily Anderson is ready to wrap herself in a big red bow and give Zach Hewitt the greatest gift in the history of Christmas: Her. But when she pulls a pair of booties from her stocking and learns her forty-year-old mother is pregnant, Lily finds herself adrift, unsure of Zach’s commitment.

Lily hopes Zach will anchor her with promises of love. Unfortunately, his chaotic home-life makes him afraid of those three little words; and Maddie Franklin — in her Amazing Technicolor Dream Thong — makes sure Zach can have her whenever he wants.
With the help of her best friend SarahLily plots to secure her place in Zach’s heart. But after a series of awkward rejections, Lily loses faith in her dream boyfriend, in herself, even in Sarah.
That’s when Lily turns to Adam Connolly, a transfer student whose lash-y eyes and comfortable silences make her question who it is she wants and what she needs. But Adam’s support can’t help her the day Lily discovers her parents’ game-changing secret.
Faced with the truth, Lily must decide how to deal with her family’s past, take hold of her own future, and accept that there are many names for love.

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