Reflection on My Wild 2018

I often default to disappointment in what I’ve accomplished and so laying out the year’s good news is, much like writing a resume, a way to see myself from a less critical perspective. I failed at so much. And failed to sustain the energy to complete work far more than in prior years. Below is the much cheerier perspective, just as valid as the negative, but better, or perhaps less self aggrandizing, when seen as part of a balancing act!

2018 started with the publication of my short, horror story “Re-stitched” in Split Lip Magazine and its subsequent selection as … Read more

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Uncommon Miracles Book Trailer!

Well this is all sorts of fairy-lights-and-pixie-dust magic! My collection Uncommon Miracles now has a book trailer. All thanks to the amazing work of Tasmin Traves, the Social Media Manager over at PS Publishing. And I can’t help but share it. It really is that exciting.

Each time I look at it my head spins the same track: Is this really my book? To which I reply, It does have your name on it… Anyway, I hope you enjoy Tamsin’s work as much as I do!


If you’d like Uncommon Miracles to arrive in your mailbox on an unexpected … Read more

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Holy Moly–I Have a Book Cover!!!!

Amazing. Incredible. The perfect piece of art. Tiffany Bozic’s “Fawn” is not only a fantastic painting, it’s also the perfect complement to my first-and-I-can’t-believe-it’s-really-happening collection Uncommon Miracles. The ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of the book is off to the printers and will soon be on its way to reviewers. The book itself (ebook and hardcover) should be released in August. Despite typing the words, it still feels like it’s happening to some other Julie in some parallel universe and concerns stories I haven’t actually read (yet). I wish that Julie could share her imagined worlds with me… Meanwhile some of … Read more

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