I’ve met Julie in person and she’s just as friendly and amazing as her books. And, it’s true, she doesn’t mind being called a Geek, just look at her adorable picture.
Thanks for being here Julie, tell us about your personal connection to the military?
Yes!! My entire family is in the military and I am a military brat. My father was in the Air Force and we moved around quite a bit during my childhood. My brother was in the Air Force, my sister’s husband was in the Air Force, two nephews and my niece are in the Air Force. We are an AF family! Below is a photo of my whole family in uniform and my brother and niece!
Those are awesome pictures, please tell us a little bit about yourself. Where you’re from, where you live? Do you have one of those day-jobs?
Yes, I’m a proposal writer and manager, among other things, for the day job. I live near Washington D.C. I wrote my first book in the 2nd grade—it was a historical romance with a princess, prince and a castle. I sold it for a penny a read on the playground and it was a best-seller among the girls. The boys held their noses and went “Ewwwwwww…” I sold my first fiction novel in 1993, also a historical romance, but set in Scotland.
Wow, you were an entrepreneur from the beginning. What is your latest release and share one detail from your current release with readers that they might not find in the book?
NO LIVING SOUL, the 9th book in my geeky, humorous Lexi Carmichael mystery series came out in January 2017 and the paperback released this past September. It’s set in Egypt. Geeks, Egypt and an Ancient Secret! The next book NO REGRETS releases January 8, 2018.
- Geeky books rule! Are there other military charities you support? If so, please tell us which ones.
I work for a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and we support Heroes on the Water: https://heroesonthewater.org/. It’s a WONDERFUL charity that helps American servicemen and women relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors. It’s such an honor to support them.
That’s awesome, I’ve never heard of that charity, so I’ll be checking it out for sure. Do you write military characters in your books? If so, how did you research them?
The 6th book in my geeky Lexi Carmichael mystery series titled NO WOMAN LEFT BEHIND has Lexi embedded with a team of SEALS and pitted against a diabolical hacker from South Africa. There are lots of military maneuvers and excitement, including a tandem parachute jump, and travels from Djibouti to Somalia. I got a LOT of military advice from my family and the book is dedicated to them and to all the servicemen and women who protect our country.
Do you have anything you would like to say to our members of the military and their families?
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. To our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, God bless you and thank you.
Thank you all for participating in our Fisher House charity drive.
Thanks Julie! You can find out more about Julie and her books on her website.
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