Julia Barrett was born and raised in Iowa. She spent her summers detasseling corn and hoeing soybeans. She is a life-long Hawkeyes fan! Go Iowa! She majored in Creative Writing at the University of Iowa where she worked as an assistant to the director of the International Writers Workshop. She minored in Judaic Studies. Once Julia realized she wasn't going to write the next great American novel, let alone put food on the table writing books, poems, and articles, she returned to the University of Utah and enrolled in the BSN program. She completed her nursing degree back in Iowa where she went on to become a Coronary Care Nurse, and later a Hospice Nurse. Julia and her husband have three children, two grandchildren, and the sweetest German shepherd dog on earth. Be well and God bless!