In addition to her writings about narcissism, Julia is a seasoned journalist, poet, educational writer, and photographer. Her articles and photographs have appeared in Reuters, The Chicago Sun Times, The Seattle Times, King5.com, RiverWired, and ProgressiveKid Reader. For five years she served as Editor and head photographer of a leading community news partner of The Seattle Times that was voted among the top five blogs in Western Washington.
Julia has written numerous nonfiction books for children, including A Hot Planet Needs Cool Kids: Understanding Climate Change and What You Can Do About It, endorsed by climate change writer and activist Bill McKibben, the PEW Center on Global Climate Change, and the National Science Teachers Association.
Her award-winning poems have been anthologized and appeared in magazines and journals such as The Nation, The Threepenny Review, and River Styx.
As an educational writer and editor, Julia’s clients have included Glencoe McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, Columbia University, and The Mountaineers Books. Before launching her freelance career, she served as Writing Director at the educational publishing company Proof Positive and before that as Editorial Director at Rand McNally.
Julia studied English and psychology at Northwestern University (BA), writing at Goddard College (MFA), mountaineering at The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and she has a certificate in wildlife rehabilitation.
She lives on an island near Seattle with her partner, daughter, and rescued dogs, cats, and chickens.
Featured photo by Julia L. Hall; image of Julia courtesy of salandpen.com.