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.
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.
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