A true California writer, Julie is inspired by balmy breezes and a beach bohemian lifestyle. She enjoys writing and surfing as well as her adorable rescue dog, Julius. Drawn to writing micro-fiction, she is also embracing the challenge of working on her first novel, The Grace Below. She has a B.A. in English with an emphasis in writing from the University of San Francisco and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing, also from the University of San Francisco. She currently works as a columnist (Girl About Town) for the new local paper The Sentinel in Santa Barbara, California.