Welcome to my website. One of the tips I got from an informal seminar with Jane Friedman at Crime Bake 2013 was to present a static home page if one does not update their blog frequently. The other advice from Jane was to post a picture.
I am re-working my Maeve Gallagher mysteries. For the time being, they will be long short stories, approximately 5,000 words. But that could change, too.
Although I do not update my blog as frequently as I like, I do try to post at least one or two articles a week, so please stop by again!
- I have the sense of humor of a twelve-year-old-boy.
- I go to Mass on Sundays.
- I love the Boston Bruins, Karen Carpenter, and old movies.
- I sleep with a light on.
- I had an appendectomy when I was eight-years-old.
- I prefer dogs to cats; I prefer Dunkin Donuts to Starbucks.
Julie was born in Somerville, Massachusetts sometime during the second Eisenhower Administration. She graduated from St. Clement High School in Somerville, and completed her studies at Emerson College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1979. (Julie also has a Master of Arts  and a Professional Certificate  from Emerson.)
In 1980, she joined the United States Marine Corps — hence the moniker “Julie the Jarhead” — and was honorably discharged in 1985.
Back in civilian life, Julie worked in various fields as a temporary employee. She returned to further studies, and received a Masters Degree in Management Communications and Public Relations from Emerson College in 1995.
Julie attended the Media Production Certificate Program at Emerson. She completed the program in Summer 2008. She is a workshop instructor and independent producer at Malden (MA) Access Television (MATV.org).
In order to pay the rent, Julie is a contractor, specializing in desktop publishing and layout, and works on projects for travel sites, financial firms, and medical journals. Presently, she is an admin assistant as a non-profit in the Boston / Cambridge area.
Julie has written short stories, screenplays; She lives in Malden, Massachusetts.