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About Julie

Six months into their regular visits to Florida’s largest psychiatric hospital, Chuck and Therapy Dog Rikki were scheduled to join two other teams of dogs and their people in  the Florida State Hospital parking lot. Rikki was snoozing on the backseat of the SUV for most of the forty-five-minute drive. As they got closer, Chuck alerted her by saying that Rikki’s “boyfriend,” Grendel, would be there.

I’ve spent most of my life telling other people’s stories. It’s what drives me. Story is how I relate to the world. When Pulitzer-prize winning author Tom French speaks of storytelling, I finally feel understood. He says, “Stories are our defense against randomness….They calm us, inspire us, allow us to confront doubts and fears. They transport us into other lives and other experiences…”

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Six months into their regular visits to Florida’s largest psychiatric hospital, Chuck and Therapy Dog Rikki were scheduled to join two other teams of dogs and their people in  the Florida State Hospital parking lot. Rikki was snoozing on the backseat of the SUV for most of the forty-five-minute drive. As they got closer, Chuck alerted her by saying that Rikki’s “boyfriend,” Grendel, would be there.

About Julie

I’ve spent most of my life telling other people’s stories. It’s what drives me. Story is how I relate to the world. When Pulitzer-prize winning author Tom French speaks of storytelling, I finally feel understood. He says, “Stories are our defense against randomness….They calm us, inspire us, allow us to confront doubts and fears. They transport us into other lives and other experiences…”

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“What Burt Wrote”

For the longest time, Amazon thought I co-authored a book with Burt Reynolds. It was the early days of that mammoth retailer when my husband and I wrote “The Book of Bowden: Words of Wisdom, Faith, & Motivation by and about Bobby Bowden, College Football’s Most Inspirational Coach.” Burt Reynolds wrote the foreword.

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