Born and raised in Missouri, Julie now lives in Nebraska.
She attributes her passion for writing romance to the fairy
tales she read growing up, and shyness. Her family
encouraged her to write down all those feelings she
couldn't express and she soon developed a love of the
Today, she gets continued support from her fellow members
in PRW, her husband Scott, and son Ryne.
Inspired by the likes of Agatha Christie and Encyclopedia
Brown, she believed the only thing better than a good
mystery was a good romance. She decided to combine the two
and began writing for Harlequin Intrigue in 1999. She
loves writing gritty, action-packed, emotionally-compelling