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Julie Bozza

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Ordinary people are extraordinary. We can all aspire to decency, generosity, respect, honesty – and the power of love (all kinds of love!) can help us grow into our best selves.

I write stories about ‘ordinary’ people finding their answers in themselves and each other. I write about friends and lovers, and the families we create for ourselves. I explore the depth and the meaning, the fun and the possibilities, in ‘everyday’ experiences and relationships. I believe that embodying these things is how we can live our lives more fully.

Creative works help us each find our own clarity and our own joy. Readers bring their hearts and souls to reading, just as authors bring their hearts and souls to writing – and together we make a whole.

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Julie Bozza Hello, wonderful Ije! :-) Yes, I will be doing a paperback of Mitch - though not right away. Certainly within the next month, and sooner if I know you…moreHello, wonderful Ije! :-) Yes, I will be doing a paperback of Mitch - though not right away. Certainly within the next month, and sooner if I know you are waiting for it. :-D(less)
Julie Bozza Thank you, Charlie! Excellent question. It made me ponder for a while ... as in some ways, all my books are like that. I have to write them, regardles…moreThank you, Charlie! Excellent question. It made me ponder for a while ... as in some ways, all my books are like that. I have to write them, regardless of being time-poor (as most of us are). But I suppose the obvious answer is that it's my novel about John Keats' four months in Rome, titled 'The Fine Point of His Soul'. I think I managed to put off writing it for about five years, and then the actual writing process was more torturous than any other of mine. (I hope the reader won't feel that, mind!) But the thing had to be written, and in the end I'm really pleased with how it all turned out. I hope that anyone who gives it a try will be happy with it, too.

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news: emerging from hibernation with a first-draft novel!

The ironically amusing thing is that, what with the ongoing quarantine situation, I felt I had been comparatively more interactive online during recent months. Imagine my surprise when I realised it’s been over six months since I posted to this blog, and even longer than that since I sent out a newsletter… Obviously I’ve been taking this hibernation thing a little more seriously than I’d thought!

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Julie Bozza is on page 696 of 936 of A Wyatt Earp Anthology: I've been really enjoying this huge tome, but my absolute favourite chapter so far is "Allie's Story" by Gary L. Roberts. What a marvellous woman she was! Roberts does her the full justice that Frank Waters denied her - and I've now ordered the book "Tombstone Travesty" by Jane Candia Coleman. (Happy bonus: A detail here supports a decision I made re what not to include in my novel!)
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“I think if the three of us is going to work out … then we each need to work as the two of us. I mean – Well, you probably get that already. We need to be three couples, I guess, or be able to be.”
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“Hilary took a moment to rest careful fingertips against his cheek, reliving the sense–memory of Tom’s lips against his skin. He thought that, if he were especially careful with it, if he nurtured it and didn’t wear it out, that moment might see him through decades of loneliness.”
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“He powered down the laptop, and went to curl up on his bed with his Kindle instead. There were romances to be read, and therefore all was right with the world.”
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“Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.”
Leonard Woolf

“I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Eudora Welty singles out for praise Austen's "habit of seeing both sides of her own subject - of seeing it indeed in the round". ... Both men and women can be vain about their appearances, selfish about money, overawed by rank, and limited by parochialism; both men and women can function capably, think profoundly, feel deeply, create imaginatively, laugh wittily, and love faithfully. Without vindicating the rights of anyone directly, Austen posits a humanism far ahead of her time. "How really modern she is, after all," Welty concludes of Austen.”
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“There's a time and place for everything, and I believe it’s called 'fan fiction'.”
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“To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.”
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message 70: by Julie

Julie Bozza Megan wrote: "Thanks for adding me!"

Thank you for accepting me, my dear!


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Megan Reddaway Thanks for adding me!


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Julie Bozza Sofia wrote: ""

Thank you so much, Sofia, for the kind wishes. I hope the same for you!


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Julie Bozza Bryn wrote: "Did you ever read Epistemology of the Closet? I remember I 'decided not to', although the details of why escape me. Interested because of Henry James. (You haven't seen anything on Hen..."

Thank you for the queries! Though I will have to disappoint you with my answers. I haven't read that title, though I have read her Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire. I do think she's worth reading! And, no, I haven't seen more than a glimpse of Henry James so far, but will keep an eye out as I tackle my towering TBR piles.


message 65: by Bryn

Bryn Hammond Did you ever read Epistemology of the Closet? I remember I 'decided not to', although the details of why escape me. Interested because of Henry James. (You haven't seen anything on Henry James in your gay 19thC travels, have you? worth recommending?)


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Julie Bozza Sofia wrote: "wishing you great times Julie :D "

Thank you so much, Sofia! I am wishing you all the Peace and Love as well. Have a great 'silly season'! ♥


message 63: by Sofia

Sofia wishing you great times Julie :D




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Julie Bozza Helle wrote: "Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with lot of love, happiness and laugh to you and your family *big hugs* <3"

Aw, thank you so much, Helle! I wish all the same for you and yours across this festive season and through 2016. ♥


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Julie Bozza Misty wrote: "Joyeux Noël Julie! "

Thank you so much, Misty! That's lovely. ♥

I hope that you and yours have an awesome festive season.


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Misty Joyeux Noël Julie!

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Julie Bozza Helle wrote: "Merry Christmas with family, friends, love, happiness and laugh *Cuddle* *Big Hugs* *Kisses* *Happy* Thank you for making this a speciel Christmas <3 <3 <3 My sweet and lovely friend :-D"

Thank you so much, Helle! I wish you all the very best for a festive Christmas and awesome 2015.


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Julie Bozza Sofia wrote: ""

Aw, thank you, Sofia! I hope you have a magical Christmas, and a magnificent 2015.


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Julie Bozza ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ wrote: "Have a wonderful holiday, Julie. :D"

Thank you, my friend. I hope you have an awesome time, too! ♥


♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ Have a wonderful holiday, Julie. :D


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Julie Bozza Misty wrote: "Bonnes Fêtes de Noël"

Thank you, darling Misty. Wishing you all things festive and bright! ♥


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Misty

Bonnes Fêtes de Noël


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Julie Bozza ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ wrote: "Hi Julie. :D
Thanks for accepting and have a vunderbar day LOL"


My pleasure, hon! Thanks for asking. I've had a great day, and no doubt because you wished it so. :-)


♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ Hi Julie. :D
Thanks for accepting and have a vunderbar day LOL


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Julie Bozza Sofia wrote: "Happy Birthday Julie :D"

LOL! Thank you so much, Sofia, for the wishes and for the dance.


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Sofia Happy Birthday Julie :D




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Julie Bozza Misty wrote: "Happy Birthday, Julie"

Thank you so much, my dear friend! ♥


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Misty

Julie Blowing a Kazoo


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Julie Bozza Vanessa wrote: "Yay, friends!"

Woot! {does the happy dance} ♥


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Vanessa North Yay, friends!


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Julie Bozza Helle wrote: "I hope that I can come to the UK Meet next year, but hopefully I can fly direct to the City and I do not think I can handle to wait with a transfer airport in 5 hours again *worried* *hopeful* *fingers crossed*"

I shall keep my fingers crossed, too! But five hours, yikes! Let's hope everything works out far more neatly this time. :-)


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Julie Bozza Sofia wrote: "Hi Julie - Thanks for the req and taking the jump instead of me. I was being a scaredy cat. Looking forward to more chatting :D"

Yay! I was being a scaredy cat, too. Now we know better. :-) Terrific to connect with you properly here!


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Julie Bozza Helle wrote: "Hi Julie

Thank you for kind and sweet words on the autograph you gave me to the UK Meet in Bristol <3 <3 <3

It is an honor to talk with you and the rest of your books I have as ebooks :-)"


Thank you, dear Helle! It was so lovely to take with you, and of course kind and sweet words are exactly what you deserve. Hope to catch up with you again next year...?


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Sofia Hi Julie - Thanks for the req and taking the jump instead of me. I was being a scaredy cat. Looking forward to more chatting :D


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Julie Bozza Ije the Devourer of Books wrote: "Hi Julie thanks for adding me :) I didn't realise we weren't friends here. I have just started reading Albert Sterne and I love him. :)"

I hadn't realised either, dear Ije! I'm glad we got that sorted out, no matter how belatedly. :-) And I'm delighted that you love curmudgeonly old Albert... He's looking a tad grumpy about it, but Fletch and I are beaming proudly. :-D


Ije the Devourer of Books Hi Julie thanks for adding me :) I didn't realise we weren't friends here. I have just started reading Albert Sterne and I love him. :)


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Misty I hope you have a Great Summer !!!




message 37: by Julie

Julie Bozza Misty wrote: "Thank you Julie!!"

Aw, thank you, my sweet Misty! ♥♥♥


message 36: by Misty (last edited May 06, 2014 10:04AM)

Misty

Thank you Julie!!


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Julie Bozza J.P. wrote: "Yay! We're friends here as well, although I must admit GR scares me a bit.

Thank you, Julie. ❤"


No worries, JP. I've got your back! :-)


message 34: by J.P.

J.P. Yay! We're friends here as well, although I must admit GR scares me a bit.

Thank you, Julie. ❤


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Julie Bozza Misty wrote: "Wishing you a great New Year filled with happiness and success !!!!"

Thank you, dear Misty! I wish the same for you. ♥


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Misty

Wishing you a great New Year filled with happiness and success !!!!


message 31: by Julie

Julie Bozza Misty! A festive season butterfly! Aren't you just the awesomest...? Thank you. :-)


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Macky Julie wrote: "Macky wrote: "Hi Julie, it was such an honour to meet you yesterday, I enjoyed every minute. Hope you had a stress free journey home. :D xoxox"

I was honoured to meet you, too, my dear. And you mu..."


Aww so glad you got home safely. 12 months and counting now... :-D


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Julie Bozza Josephine wrote: "Hi Julie!

It was so wonderful to meet you on Saturday and share just how much I loved Butterfly Hunter. Must go and write a review of it here, mustn't I? I fail at Goodreads sometimes!

Jo x"


It was awesome to meet you, Jo - and I can't even tell you how honoured I feel that you liked Butterfly Hunter... Well, I can't tell you without getting embarrassingly fan-girly, anyway! So I'll save you from that. :-)

I'm looking forward to reading your Barging In. Narrow boats FTW! :-D


Josephine Myles Hi Julie!

It was so wonderful to meet you on Saturday and share just how much I loved Butterfly Hunter. Must go and write a review of it here, mustn't I? I fail at Goodreads sometimes!

Jo x


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Julie Bozza Macky wrote: "Hi Julie, it was such an honour to meet you yesterday, I enjoyed every minute. Hope you had a stress free journey home. :D xoxox"

I was honoured to meet you, too, my dear. And you must have been my good luck charm, because the run home was totally smooth. :-D

I'm so glad to see that you and your sister are hoping to attend for the full weekend next year! I'll be looking forward to seeing you again then. ♥


message 25: by Macky

Macky Hi Julie, it was such an honour to meet you yesterday, I enjoyed every minute. Hope you had a stress free journey home. :D xoxox


message 24: by Julie

Julie Bozza Piper wrote: "Hi, there! :)"

{waves} Hey there, my dear!


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Piper Vaughn Hi, there! :)


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Julie Bozza Lavinia wrote: "Hi Julie! Great to meet you on the walk back from Taurus! :)"

You, too, Lavinia! Thanks for accepting my friends request. :-)


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Lavinia Lewis Hi Julie! Great to meet you on the walk back from Taurus! :)


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