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Julie Johnstone

A big Southern hello to all of you who have taken the time to come find out about me!

I’m Julie Johnstone and I write mostly Regency historical romance and a bit of paranormal romance! I have a golden rule that I do not abide gossip, so I am pretty much an open book about myself. You don’t need to bother speculating that way. Here are a few facts that you may want to know!

I did not read my first historical romance until I was 27! I purchased it in the airport in New Orleans after spending an entire weekend as a bridesmaid, with a recent horrific haircut, at my ex-boyfriend’s sister’s wedding. I learned that day that Judith McNaught’s book Whitney My Love could cure the blues.

It is very lucky for my husband that I did not meet Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters before my sweet hubby Inge. I love the hubs, he is a true red-headed, blue-eyed, muscled Scottish hero, but there is something about the way Dave sings that transfixes me. It might just be that music is like a muse for me or it could just be Dave. Good thing I never got the chance to find out or I possibly would not have my two lovely children.

Before I realized I wanted to be a writer I thought I wanted to be: a chorus line dancer in New York (then I learned what they made and smartened up), stewardess (my pilot father nipped that in the bud), a marine biologist (I’m terrible at science, so I gave it up), an advertising exec (I was going to write the next Nike ad, and I did get a bachelor’s in communications,) a lawyer (left law school after I realized how boring I thought the law was) and finally a teacher (I did teach for 8 years). The lesson here is EVERYTHING you do is leading you to what you should be doing.

I actually love to exercise. Don’t hate me, but it is the only way I can relieve stress. You don’t want to be around me if I have missed several days at the gym. Just ask my kids.

I love to cook but hardly ever do because I am always writing. At Thanksgiving I spend two entire days cooking everything from scratch because I guess I feel like it makes up for all the take out pizzas my family has eaten.

If you are still with me, I’m impressed! You have a longer attention span than I do! Now go explore my website and keep in touch!

All the best,

Julie

Calling all lovers of historical romance! I’d love for you to join me in Spokane on September 22-25, 2016. Step back in time with me and 47 of your favorite historical romance authors! There will be dinners, and brunches, costumes and prizes, and a lot of wonderful fun! Follow the link below to register!

Julie Johnstone


 www.historicalromanceretreat.com 

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