About Me

My sweetie and me.

My sweetie and me.

If one word describes me, it’s eclectic.  Or so my friends say.  I’m a lover of books, poetry, art, history, baseball, barbecue, chocolate, coffee, children, animals and the great outdoors.  I’m a hospice nurse as well as a writer, but I got my first job at the age of twelve so believe me when I tell you if my heroines are doing it, I’ve probably done it.  At the heart of every one of my stories is a real life event.  (Even in Captured!)

If I was pressed to brand my romances, I guess I’d say I write romance for the thinking woman.  Or I try.  I layer my stories with meaning – I have fun, yes, but I draw on my literary background and I love nothing more than to sprinkle a special pixie dust composed of one part mythos, one part symbolism.  I’m quite fond of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung.

My mom, my sisters, me (in the middle), my dad, a cousin.

My mom, my sisters, me (in the middle), my dad, a cousin.

Family is everything to me.  I keep my kids private, but my mom and dad and my poor husband are occasionally fair game!  And I talk about my German shepherd, Jake, all the time.

Baby Jake!

Baby Jake!

Please take a look around, check out my books and pages and my readers’ favorite blog posts.  I’ll keep it interesting.  And by the way, feel free to visit my author page on Amazon:   amazon.com/author/juliarbarrett

Much love, Julia

Hiking with the boys.

Hiking with the boys.






26 Responses to About Me

  1. Kienna Riley says:

    Julia ~ Your new website is fantastic, sassy and fun! Thanks for being here.

  2. I love your site! Wonderful layout and love all the extra goodies. I look forward to reading one of your books. What should I start with?

  3. My hubby loves Beauty and the Feast and Anytime Darlin’. I love them all. Silly…I know!

  4. Jodi Thomas says:

    Just sending congratulations on being in the 2011 BBA Finals for CAPTURED. I hope to see you at RWA in June!

  5. Thanks, Jodi! Wish I could go! But I have a major wedding to plan for July! Have a wonderful time.

  6. Wanda Kather says:

    I just finished Beaty and the Feast, and I had to tell you how much I enjoyed the book. One of my favorite scenes was Eva in Stephanie’s office…what fun! And last night I tried the Caramel Sauce recipe…wonderful (even without the balsamic and with low fat syrup!).
    I will look forward to reading more of your books. Want some ideas? I love to read but don’t think I can/could put together a whole book!
    Keep up the good work!
    Best wishes-

  7. Kathy says:

    Where can your Soul Series be purchased in epub format (for Nook, etc.)? Not everyone has Kindles, but still are interested in your ebooks.

  8. Hi Kathy. So sorry. Maybe in 2013.

  9. Oh, I love this, Julia! It’s the first picture I’ve seen of you with your parents and sisters, and seeing Jake as a wee-ball of fur is so much fun. I’m glad I’m catching up!

  10. Thanks, Marylin! I love that ball of fur picture!

  11. Tom Stronach says:

    Hey Kathy, you don’t nee a kindle, get the app from Amazon for your phone, tablet , pad or PC

    Julia, Julia, welcome back, your break to the new format was so short I hardly noticed you were gone and when out for a walk yesterday, this popped up in my earphones and I thought of the news about you ‘retiring’ from the daily grind of blogging and leaving us all and I thought this went with your post


  12. Amber Skyze says:

    Love the Jake pics. :)

  13. Welcome back. I love the list of books you’ve included. My kids grew up listening to The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
    Jake as a baby is just too cute.

  14. Oh, The Giving Tree – one of those crying books, Stephanie. Jake as a baby makes me want another one. Which would be insane!

  15. Thanks, Tom! I’m not really back. Just updated and letting you all know I’m updating! ;)

  16. Miss your rdaily doses of wisdom. SInce the reader feed is gone. though I don’t know when theses updates are posted. S

  17. Thanks, Steph! Stop by from time to time.

  18. Roberta says:

    Love the pictures.

  19. I couldn’t find an email address – so I’ll just say hi here. Thanks for stopping by – and tweeting. I love it when fellow writers stop by.

    I’ve been following your adventures with Jake for a while – you manage to have a LOT of adventures.


  20. C.Lee says:

    Just finished reading Beauty and the Feast, enjoyed it very much. Went to the Amazon author page to find out more about you and your work….I think perhaps there’s error in the page? ( this Julia Barrett was born 1689 and died 1766!)…thought you might want to know.

  21. Thanks! The bio is tongue in cheek. Just for fun. Every bio is so boring. I decided to have a little fun with mine. Thanks though! I very much appreciate my readers!

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