As a little girl, JULIE CHRISTINE JOHNSON read Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh and decided that one day she would be a writer, just like Harriet. Julie grew up, earned undergraduate degrees in French and Psychology and a Master’s in International Affairs, and went on to do many things, including teaching English as a Second Language, administering university study abroad programs, and buying wine and beer for a multi-store natural foods co-op. But it took her nearly forty years to follow in Harriet’s footsteps and begin writing.
Julie draws from her experiences living abroad in lands as varied as France, Japan, Chad, and New Zealand to craft stories about characters searching for a sense of self and place. She hopes to move her readers with fiction that navigates the borders of heart and mind. She is the author of IN ANOTHER LIFE (Sourcebooks, 2016), and THE CROWS OF BEARA (Ashland Creek Press, 2017). A runner, hiker, and wine geek, Julie makes her home on the Olympic Peninsula of northwest Washington state with her best friend and husband of twenty-three years, Brendan. Visit Julie’s blog chalkthesun.org