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I'm the author of the YA sci-fi trilogy, the Tempest series (St. Martin's Press). I'm also the author of the YA contemporary novel, Letters To Nowhere.

But even more importantly than the above, I'm a fan of books and an avid reader/reviewer. Keep in mind, however, that a review is just one person's opinion, one perspective. My goal is to show as much bias in my reviews as possible because this makes it easier for you to decide if your perspective is similar to mine or different. Everyone's tastes are different. I like books with emotion and believability. I don't mind edgy and heavy themes. I also like humor and quirk. I like weird characters in odd situations.

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Julie Cross Tempest kind of formed in layers. It started with a catchy premise: a guy witnesses his girlfriend’s murder; jumps back in time and gets stuck there,…moreTempest kind of formed in layers. It started with a catchy premise: a guy witnesses his girlfriend’s murder; jumps back in time and gets stuck there, trying to not only re-meet and fall in love with her again, but also to prevent her death two years from now. The characters quickly fell into place after establishing the premise, then one chapter at a time the plot grew bigger and bigger. I didn’t do a lot of planning ahead initially. I just wrote and steered the story into some crazy corners as I laid down the first draft. I kept trying to simplify the concept all throughout writing it and ended up doing the exact opposite. (less)
Julie Cross Besides loving what I do? I'd have to say the thing is not having set hours. When I'm done, I'm done.
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Yay! I finally get to talk about my brand new YA contemporary series! I'm so, So, SO excited for this. I've had a blast writing it. Here are the details:

Tempest author Julie Cross's LAY IT ON THE LINE and YOURS TO LOSE, in the Juniper Cove series, pitched as Friday Night Lights with hockey, set in Minnesota, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, for publication in Spring 2016, by Nicole Resciniti at... Read more of this blog post »
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“Nothing went exactly right. And yet it was perfect.”
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“Emily's got a chicken obsession.”
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"You have to kiss her... like, in front of everyone. Total hard-core make-out session.”
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“You can’t conquer everything in a day. Or even a week. Maybe not even a year. There’s no way to work hard at grieving. You just have to let it happen. And you are, so don’t fight it.”
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message 22: by Eugenia

Eugenia Dear Julie,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I am really looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


message 21: by Rick

Rick Barnett Thank you for accepting my invitation, Julie.
I look forward to a tempestuous future.

Rick


message 20: by Jay

Jay Happy New Year


message 19: by Lara

Lara Thanks for the add! I loved Tempest (just amazing). So excited for the next book.

I love Holly and Jackson, they are perfect. ♥


message 18: by Felipe

Felipe Gulyas Hey Julie, I am so excited for Vortex, but I am so very excited about the movie, when I was reading Tempest I imagined Justin Chatwin as Jackson
Look at him: http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__c...
what do you think?


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


ReadingToTheStarsAndBack Hey Julie! Thankyou for accepting the friend request! I love Tempest and can't wait for book two to appear in bookshops so i can buy it! And book THREE! 2014! How are we going to wait that long?

VW XD


message 15: by Julie

Julie Cross ♥Rachel♥ wrote: "Hi Julie. I just want to say please don't let the negative reviews or comments get you down. I personally loved your book and so did a lot of my friends. I look forward to your next book in the s..."

Thank you Rachel! I'm so glad you enjoyed Tempest! Can't wait for release and to get book 2 out there to reviewers soon :)


♥Rachel♥ Hi Julie. I just want to say please don't let the negative reviews or comments get you down. I personally loved your book and so did a lot of my friends. I look forward to your next book in the series. :)


message 13: by Julie

Julie Cross Stephenie (StephieReadsBooks) wrote: "Hi Julie,
I can't wait for your book to come out! Super excited for it! Don't let the negative comments get you down that I just saw. From what I read, they are just angry and bitter."


Thank you! It's all part of the job. I'm ready for it :)


Stephenie Hi Julie,
I can't wait for your book to come out! Super excited for it! Don't let the negative comments get you down that I just saw. From what I read, they are just angry and bitter.


message 11: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Julie...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 10: by Julie

Julie Cross You're welcome! I loved the review :)


message 9: by Amy

Amy A friend of mine told me you linked my review of Tempest on your blog, went and saw it. Wow! Thank you so much Julie, it's an honor that you liked my review that much. Truly, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. It means a lot to me :) Also, thank you for writing such a fantastic book :)


message 8: by Amy

Amy You're welcome :)


message 7: by Julie

Julie Cross Thanks so much Amy! so glad you liked it :)


message 6: by Amy

Amy Thanks for the add! Can't wait til the book officially comes out, it was amazing :)


message 5: by Julie

Julie Cross Rachel-You're welcome and I promise to write as fast as I can!


♥Rachel♥ Thanks for the add Julie! Wow! I loved Tempest but the second book can't be here soon enough!! Ahhhhh!!!!


Karina Julie wrote: "Book 2 doesn't have a release date yet, but I'll let you know as soon as I have one set. And OMG!!! so glad you liked it....yay!!!!"

Hopefully the second book comes out SOON...And yeah, I totally LOVED the book. Congratulations once again you did a GREAT job.


message 2: by Julie

Julie Cross Book 2 doesn't have a release date yet, but I'll let you know as soon as I have one set. And OMG!!! so glad you liked it....yay!!!!


Karina I just finished reading your book and WAOOOOOO it's AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally loved it and I was sad for Jackson at the end of the book. But, I can't wait to read the second book. I know Tempest is not out until January but do you have an idea of when the second book would come out? Congrats on the book it's REALLY good.


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