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Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin's Press). She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She's a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA. She's a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres.

Outside of her reading and writing credibility's, Julie Cross is a committed--but not talented--long dis
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Julie Cross Currently, I'm working on a new YA contemporary series for Simon Pulse called the Juniper Cove series. The first book is called, Lay It On The Line…moreCurrently, I'm working on a new YA contemporary series for Simon Pulse called the Juniper Cove series. The first book is called, Lay It On The Line and the sequel is called, Yours To Lose. It's pitched as Friday Night Lights with hockey; the books are set in a small Minnesota town that lives and breathes high-school hockey. (less)
Julie Cross I do all the time! Though more on my own than in an actual future book. I want to publish a fourth book. Maybe someday :)
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I'm spending the summer in southern New Jersey working at a creative arts camp. I'm having an amazing time watching these children (two of them came from my woman parts) grow and explore their artistic passions. But it's a bit like being on a commune...I'm very out-of-touch with reality and have literally 20 minutes a day to get on the internet and almost no cell reception to make/return calls... Read more of this blog post »
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“Emily's got a chicken obsession.”
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“Kendrick has this look of deep concentration, then she sat up really quick and grinned. "Oh, my God... I know what your task is."
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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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“I don’t feel like a whole person anymore. Something is missing and I’m afraid I can’t ever get it back.”
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“No,” I said, “a boy is texting me.”
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Eugenia (Genie In A Book) 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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