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Julie Berry Hi Cintia! I can relate to that feeling of discouragement you describe, and I remember, the first time I attended a writing conference, feeling overwh…moreHi Cintia! I can relate to that feeling of discouragement you describe, and I remember, the first time I attended a writing conference, feeling overwhelmed by the number of people in the room. Surely, with so many people so serious about writing, I didn't have a prayer. But I have since learned that one never really knows what other aspiring writers are doing -- working on their craft? Watching Netflix? -- and in any case it doesn't matter. In a very real sense, there is no competition in this industry because no one else can write the book you would write. The only way to stay sane is to write because you want to, because you love it, because you want to prove to yourself that you can finish it, because you're curious to see how it ends. Paradoxically, it's only when you write a book like you don't care about publication that you actually have a shot at publication. But publication shouldn't really be the goal -- finding your voice and saying something with it, telling a great story, should be the goal. Only when you've begun to do that more or less regularly is publication something you should think about. Don't worry about what other people do. Write for writing's sake, for your own sake. Otherwise you'll always stay in a stalled place, wondering what-if. Best of success to you! (less)
Julie Berry I wish I was The Doctor's companion and could go sailing around with him in a Tardis, seeing every period of history! Except I'd have to be one of tho…moreI wish I was The Doctor's companion and could go sailing around with him in a Tardis, seeing every period of history! Except I'd have to be one of those companions with a boyfriend on the side, because of, you know, my husband. I really do love history, and I cast a broad net in my attempts to study and understand it. I do find, though, that I'm more drawn to European and Asian history than to American. And I'm pretty enamored of the Middle Ages. I guess that's no secret. :) (less)
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Love By Any Other Format: Paperback Release of Lovely War


Lovely War releases in paperback today!
The brilliant folks at Viking Children’s Books / Penguin Random House have done an outstanding job once again of creating a truly gorgeous package for this book. I loved the hardcover, but I might just love the paperback more, and not only because it includes so many nice things people have said about the book. (But I do like that, too. Can’t lie.)
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Long Ago, On a Silent Night by Julie Berry
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"In the 13th century as women’s participation in Christian religious life increased, there arose women who claimed to speak for, heal in the name of, and see themselves as lovers of Jesus. These women gained popularity from people, but were seen as he" Read more of this review »
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This is a thick brick of a book, but it reads like a page-turning novel. Studying American racism from both its parallels to and its contrasts with British racism is soberingly instructive. Olusoga charts the historical evolution of each. Whereas New ...more
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I enjoyed this. It was just the bowl of Victorian soup I was looking for.

I feel for Anne Bronte. Her sisters get all the fame, and admittedly their novels are much more romantic and swoony. But Anne is determined feminist who keeps telling the grimm
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Giddy and hilarious. Great good fun, Pratchett-style, with a Gaiman twist. A slightly dizzying cast of characters, human, divine, and diabolical. Often hard to tell which was which.
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I guess it's no surprise that I love HAPPY RIGHT NOW, seeing as I wrote it, but it's been wonderful to watch it come to life with Holly Hatam's gorgeous illustrations. I hope it can help young readers become more at ease expressing their emotions, fe ...more
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This book is so dear to my heart. I wrote it for my son, my own firstborn who helped me see the miracle of Christmas through new eyes when he made me a new mother. Annie Won's illustrations are beyond sumptuous. I'm so excited to share it with the wo ...more
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“I don't believe in miracles, but if the need is great, a girl might make her own miracle.”
Julie Berry, All the Truth That's in Me

“There is a curious comfort in letting go. After the agony, letting go brings numbness, and after the numbness, clarity. As if I can see the world for the first time, and my place in it, independent of you, a whole vista of what may be. Even if it is not grand or inspiring, it is real and solid, unlike the fantasy I've built around you. I will do this.
I will triumph over you.”
Julie Berry, All the Truth That's in Me

“I don't suppose you believe love could last forever."
I'd hurt him. I looked away, chagrined.
"You're mistaken," I said. "I do believe it could. But it would depend upon the lovers."
He folded his arms and watched me, forcing me to return his gaze. Oh, those eyes.
"And what kind of lovers must they be?" he asked.
The You-and-Me kind?”
Julie Berry, The Amaranth Enchantment

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“That which you tend, you come to adore with the kind of love that bypasses sense and reason.”
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Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Hi Julie,

Thanks so much for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work,

Genie


Stacey I don't know why I didn't think to look for you before! I can't wait to see what you're reading!


message 4: by Kels

Kels hey sister.berry, whats up? I am physced for my 4th year at camp! I am counting down the days!


kenzie yes it is such a good book i loved it


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Julie Hi Makenzie! Thanks for dropping by. Did you finish Keturah?


kenzie hi sis berry


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