Julie Christine Johnson

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Julie's short stories and essays have appeared in several journals, including Emerge Literary Journal; Mud Season Review; Cirque: A Literary Journal of the North Pacific Rim; Cobalt; River Poets Journal, in the print anthologies Stories for Sendai; Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers; and Three Minus One: Stories of Love and Loss; and featured on the flash fiction podcast No Extra Words.

She holds undergraduate degrees in French and Psychology and a Master’s in International Affairs. Julie leads writing workshops and seminars and offers story/developmental editing and writer coaching services.

Named a "standout debut" by the Library Journal, "Very highly recommended" by Historical Novels Review and declared "Delicate and haunting, romant
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The art of short story writing is a marvel to me--they are an incredible challenge and when a writer gets one particularly right, you feel the earth shift a bit. Pull together a varied collection of your favorites and reread critically- noting character arcs, beginnings, endings, what made the story impactful for you and use those as a palimpsest for your own. (less)
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I found my agent and the publisher of IN ANOTHER LIFE on the same day- a bit of a faerie tale as far as…more
Hi Cinda! How wonderful to hear from you.

I found my agent and the publisher of IN ANOTHER LIFE on the same day- a bit of a faerie tale as far as authors are concerned. I pitched the novel to several agents and editors at a writers' conference, had requests for manuscripts from each and three weeks later, an offer of agent representation and an offer from my publisher came in the same day, about three hours apart.

The publisher for my second novel (THE CROWS OF BEARA, September 2017) came about through a process called "on submission". My agent sent the manuscript to several publishers and it found its home.

The library question is a bit more difficult to answer, but the short story is the library ordered it on their own volition. I received a very good review from the Library Journal and that is often how librarians make decisions about which books to order. Patron requests is another route. But it's all very much up to chance.

I'm so honored and thrilled that you are reading IN ANOTHER LIFE!

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No Longer Knocking from the Inside: A Writer on Retreat

September 2016. The last time I spent time alone, and away. My divorce would be final in a few weeks, I was starting a new job in early October, my first since becoming full-time writer three years earlier. I was moving forward, on my own, accepting that I could not sustain myself as a writer […]
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message 10: by Kiekiat

Kiekiat Hi Julie,

Many thanks for accepting my friend request. I'm sorry I didn't include a mail with my request but I did it on my phone and am too obtuse to navigate how to write a letter on there. Loved your review of THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH and your concept of "Monster Classic." I used to compel myself to read at least one "Monster Classic" per year but was defeated by TALE OF GENJI. Am about to embark on 3rd Reich.


message 9: by Suzy

Suzy Julie wrote: "Suzy wrote: "My library finally has your book! :)"

SWEET!! I know the warehouse ran out of stock. Second printing underway!"


I didn't see your comment before - congratulations!!


Julie Christine Suzy wrote: "My library finally has your book! :)"

SWEET!! I know the warehouse ran out of stock. Second printing underway!


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Suzy My library finally has your book! :)


Cheryl You rock! Thanks for the web link! :)


message 5: by Randy

Randy Thanks for friending me and we will have to discuss Billy Collins' poetry...


Julie Christine Cheryl wrote: "Hey Julie,

Thanks for finding me on Goodreads. We already have quite a few books in common so I'm looking forward to some book discussions!:-)"


I am too, Cheryl! Thank you for accepting my friend request!


Cheryl Hey Julie,

Thanks for finding me on Goodreads. We already have quite a few books in common so I'm looking forward to some book discussions!:-)


Magdalena Hi, Julie! Thank you for accepting my friend request! :)


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Tiff Thank you for recommending "Sweeping Up Glass" I'll take a look at it.


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