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So far Julie has created 214 blog entries.

the truth about YA lit

First off, these are my opinions based on my own observations and I'm in no way making suggestions for how readers should review books. For the record, I believe a book review should focus on the readers opinion of the novel no matter what. But sometimes a little insightful, open-minded thinking can broaden our opinions.Something [...]

HALFWAY PERFECT cover reveal!

Finally a cover for HALFWAY PERFECT by me and Mark Perini!Release Date: May 5, 2015Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Young AdultAmazon | Barnes and Noble  | Goodreads     Bestselling author Julie Cross teams up with Ford model Mark Perini to pen a poignant and gritty YA novel about love and the dark side of modeling and the fashion [...]

Do you wanna join my street team?

Do you wanna join my street team Come on let’s go and play I don’t have a name yet But don’t worry We’ll come up with something Even if we’re small I promise not to forfeit We could be best buddies I wanna sell some books And write the stories people want to read You [...]

I know who will win the World Series

Since release day for my newest YA contemporary, Whatever Life Throws at You, the team featured in the novel, the Kansas City Royals, have managed to win the American League Division Championships in a 4 game sweep. They made it to the World Series, lost game 1, crushed the Giants in game 2.And holy cow...I [...]

Release Day: Whatever Life Throws At You! The book that predicts the future…

Today is the day to buy my newest YA contemporary, Whatever Life Throws At You!AMAZONLife loves a good curveball…Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas's life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals. Now she's living in Missouri (too cold), attending an all-girls school [...]

A dozen items from my author bucket list

If you want to read this, you have to promise not to laugh.Can you do that? Can you cross your heart and swear on a copy of your favorite novel?These are the things I daydream about but I don't dare wish for. Things that will challenge my skill and possibly result in failure. Things I've [...]

Survey says: Want to read 009 Holly’s diary?

So, yeah, this is probably a bit odd and corny but 4 years ago I began writing entries for Holly Flynn, the apple of Tempest series MC, Jackson Meyer's eye. It's angsty, it's sexy, it's extremely detailed, and will let fans of the series in on a few secrets.There are many reviews of Tempest series [...]

Big Announcement! Secrets revealed!

Yay! I finally get to talk about my brand new YA contemporary series! I'm so, So, SO excited for this. I've had a blast writing it. Here are the details:Tempest author Julie Cross's LAY IT ON THE LINE and YOURS TO LOSE, in the Juniper Cove series, pitched as Friday Night Lights with hockey, set [...]

Writing Tip Wednesday (5): What kind of writer are you?

Today is more of a discussion than a tip. I'm always so fascinated by the different processes different writers use. But at the same time, my second least favorite author question is: how do you write?Plotter? If yes, outlines, lists, synopsis or charts? If you said yes to the synopsis first, we can't be friends. [...]

More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs

I'm excited to participate in the More Than Music blitz because I had a chance to read this book early and it is soooo much fun and sweet and creative and emotional. I just loved it! I gave it 5/5 stars!Book & Author Details:More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs(Chasing The Dream #1)Publication date: June 17th 2014Genres: Contemporary, New AdultSynopsis:Music [...]