I love speaking about writing, storybook apps, picture books, blogging, building an author platform and community, and the writing life in general. I have extensive experience speaking to groups of all size and can tailor presentations to your specific needs. Recent conferences where I’ve spoken include Association of Writer’s and Writing Professionals, O’Reilly’s Tools of Change for Publishing, and several SCBWI events.
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What Attendees are Saying
“You have broken down many of the walls that made me fear the business side of writing. You don’t give gimmicks, but sound strategies to reach our audience. Thank you.” — Catherine Hedge, Author (from SCBWI LA)
“Julie’s session on ‘The Author as Entrepreneur’ was highly informative and motivating. She provided a slew of resources and essential tips for promoting and marketing our books and our personal brands–things EVERY writer, published or not, must know and master in today’s competitive market.” — Tim McCanna, Author (from SCBWI LA)
“Just a quick note to say once again how much I enjoyed seeing your presentation (and indeed the entire panel) on Sunday. It was my favorite breakout of the day, for sure.” — Kristen McLean, Bookigee (from ToC Bologna)
“Both times that I’ve heard you speak about blogging, I have come away feeling truly inspired and rejuvenated in my creativity. You are so full of knowledge and speak with such fervor about the possibilities and opportunities in blogging that not only do I want to jump in and really commit to my blog, but I want to surround myself with people like you! … Thank you for giving me so much more than just information. Thank you for giving me a vision of… independence… or what author “entrepreneurship” looks like these days and how I don’t need to be afraid of words like “platform” but rather excited by the body of content I can produce that’s meaningful to me.” — Jennifer Tjornehoj
“Julie is a vibrant speaker, full of practical, easy-to-follow information on blogging and website management.” — Leni Checkas, RMC-SCBWI Boulder Local Area Coordinator