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Writing Tip Wednesday (4): The Truth About Voice

Truth #1: Voice got me where I am today as a writer Voice is the reason I'm published. How do I know this for sure? Because almost none of the version of Tempest sold to my publisher remains in the final version. Literally 15-20%. At most. Scary, right? It took me a lot of pondering on [...]

Writing Tip Wednesday (4): The Truth About Voice2018-02-19T13:57:40+00:00

Thursday’s Random Thoughts(2): Literary is a dirty word

Unorganized, unedited, straight from my stream of consciousness to your head...Thursday's Random Thoughts. The above sentence is meant to excuse me from any and all forms of judgement, which I know won't happen, but whatever, I tried. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is spill exactly what you're thinking. Sometimes the easiest thing to do [...]

Thursday’s Random Thoughts(2): Literary is a dirty word2018-02-19T13:57:40+00:00

Writing tip Wednesday(3): More tweets from my Agent

Nicole Resciniti ‏@NicLitAgent Apr 19 #WritingTip: make your blurb count. It sells books and makes a must-read #queryMy thoughts: *sigh* if only this weren't true. Wouldn't life be easier? Couldn't we just write the book we want to write? I suppose we could all write the book we want to write if we're not concerned [...]

Writing tip Wednesday(3): More tweets from my Agent2018-02-19T13:57:41+00:00

Cover Reveal: Whatever Life Throws At You!

Whatever Life Throws at YouA mature contemporary YA novel Expected publication date: October 7, 2014 from Entangled TeenGoodreadsSo...what do you think?

Cover Reveal: Whatever Life Throws At You!2018-02-19T13:57:41+00:00

Letters to Nowhere is a 2014 RITA Finalist! Giveaway!

If you haven't ever heard of the RITA awards, it's basically the Oscars of romance novels. I'm still in shock that Letters to Nowhere has made it to the final round of judging!Here is the full list of 2014 RITA Finalists. Some of the categories have more finalists than others and that is due to [...]

Letters to Nowhere is a 2014 RITA Finalist! Giveaway!2018-02-19T13:57:42+00:00


Coming February 25, 2014 wherever e-books are sold! Pre-order FIFTY FIRST TIMESAmazon Barnes and NobleGoodreadsExcerpt from my story!! DAYLIGHT: A FIFTY FIRST TIMES STORY by Julie Cross (me)Jack slides the key into the doorknob of his tiny apartment above my father’s church. His fingers still and he turns to me, “Are you sure you wouldn’t rather [...]

FIFTY FIRST TIMES: Cover Reveal!2018-02-19T13:57:44+00:00

Alienated by Melissa Landers

Interplanetary relations have never been more exciting! The first in a funny, romantic YA sci-fi series.Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a [...]

Alienated by Melissa Landers2018-02-19T13:57:44+00:00

Altered by Jennifer Rush

When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen [...]

Altered by Jennifer Rush2018-02-19T13:57:44+00:00

Letters to Nowhere on The Reading Cafe today!

Letters to Nowhere will go live on sites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble in just under a week and today the nice bloggers at The Reading Cafe have invited me to participate in an interview and also written a review of Letters to Nowhere. Please stop by and take a look!Catching up with Julie [...]

Letters to Nowhere on The Reading Cafe today!2018-02-19T13:57:52+00:00

YA action/adventure for younger readers

I’m calling this segment…I Get by with a Little Help From my FriendsI get by with a little help from my friends is a series of blog posts I’m doing leading up to the August 1, 2013 Letters to Nowhere release (read more about that here) in support of all the nice folks I’ve met [...]

YA action/adventure for younger readers2018-02-19T13:57:52+00:00