Writing has long been a passion of mine. I began writing poems and short stories at the age of 7. I live in picturesque East Texas with my husband of 27 years and four of my children. My grown son and his wife live nearby and visit often with my two grandbabies, whom I adore. If the kids and grandkids didn't make my home wild enough, we have a household full of cats (7 at last count). My blog Julia's Ramblings talks about my writing career as well as my crazy home life.
I work at a nearby university as a learning technologist, where I provide assistance and professional development to faculty on online course development and instructional technology. I am pursuing a Ph.D. in learning technologies. In my other blogs, IDT Talk and Tech Learning Bridge, I discuss topics of interest to instructional designers and educators who work with technology.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading inspirational romance and mystery stories, sewing, and cooking.
My first novel, an inspirational romance entitled New Mercies, is available in print and Kindle editions on Amazon. It's an inspirational tale about the stigma that Christians face following a divorce, particularly should they consider remarriage. In New Mercies, Dolores Hansen discovers the mercy and forgiveness of God in the face of her own guilt over her divorce and the gossip her friendship with new pastor Christopher Tanner stirs among her church’s parishioners. It's a story about new beginnings and second chances.