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Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: January 2020 - Looking Ahead, Looking Back
January 15, 2020
The traditional character associated with the month of January was Janus, the Roman god portrayed as two heads looking in opposite directions, one forward Read More...
Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: The Gift of Self - Extraordinary Women
December 18, 2019
Christmas—the time for exchanging gifts with those we love. But sometimes, the greatest gift we can give is to ourselves, sorting Read More...
Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: A Thanksgiving Treat
November 20, 2019
For one of America’s favorite holidays, that gathering of families and friends to give thanks for blessings and to share meals, I Read More...
Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: Druids, Gods, and Prophecies
October 16, 2019
For historical fiction this month, we travel back into the mystic past to explore the land of Druids, Danes, and followers of the Norse Read More...
Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: Into the Sunset with Westerns
September 18, 2019
With summer already headed into the sunset in most locales, we’ll take a look at fiction set in the most famous of Read More...
Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: The Renaissance, A Lush Splendor
August 21, 2019
Complex as its luxurious brocaded gowns in rich colors, the Renaissance abounds in stories of intrigue, political maneuvering, lust, and murder, and features larger Read More...
Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: Daring and Danger - A Tribute to WWII
July 17, 2019
Continuing with WWII fiction in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we’ll focus on stories that illumine Read More...
Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: Lesser-Known Tudors: The Lives of the Not-So-Famous and Powerful
April 17, 2019
One of the first harbingers of spring in my area is the appearance of several tiny flowers that
thrive in the grass, a miniature violet Read More...
Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: The Wearin' O' the Green
March 20, 2019
For March, where can we look to for inspiring historical
fiction but Ireland? And as might be expected in a land of poets, leprechauns,
fairies Read More...
Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: The Family Bond
February 27, 2019
February means Valentine's Day, a celebration of love and
family. What better way to honor that tradition than by exploring love that endures through Read More...
Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: Tapestry of Art and Scandal
January 16, 2019
Something about the richness and vibrant color of the
brocade gowns of the Italian Renaissance calls up to me the decorations of the winter season Read More...
Julie Justiss | History ReFreshed: For Richer or Poorer
December 19, 2018
With Christmas nearly upon us, thoughts turn to gifts, gift-
giving and what a â€śgiftâ€ť truly means. Â What could be a greater blessing than realizing Read More...
Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: The Supporting Role
November 30, 2018
As we head into the holiday season, most of us anticipate
sharing time with friends and family: those people who love us, assist us and Read More...
Julia Justiss | Your First Crush
September 8, 2016
That sudden fascinationâ€¦the nervousness of being around him but yet the
compulsion to seek out his companyâ€¦ Can anyone forget their first crush, finally Read More...
Julia Justiss | IN THE BEGINNINGâ€¦
May 3, 2016
Where does an author come up with her stories? Sometimes from watching a movie
or reading a book or news article that piques her interest Read More...
Julia Justiss | The Eternal Appeal Of The Rake
February 9, 2011
It doesnâ€™t take much research to prove that the â€śbad boyâ€ť is one of the most
popular hero types in romance fiction.Â For the Read More...
Julia Justiss | It's All About The Passion
August 4, 2010
What is it that draws readers to romance fiction, keeps them coming back to
favorite books and authors
again and again, year after year?
Whether Read More...
After twelve years as a vagabond Navy wife, an adventure that took her from Virginia Beach, VA, to Monterrey, CA, to Tunis, Tunisia to Oslo, Norway and back, Julia Justiss followed her husband to his family's East Texas homeland. On a hill above a pond with a view of pasture land, they built an English Georgian-style home. Sitting at her desk there, if she ignores the summer heat, she can almost imagine herself in Jane Austen's Regency England.
In between teaching high school French and making jaunts to visit her three children (a Seabee in Gulfport, MS, a clothing buyer in Houston and a mechanical engineer in Austin, TX) she pursues her first love—writing historical fiction.