Julia’s debut novel, Widow Woman, was published in 2013. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in The Writer, Hay & Forage Grower, The Bookends Review and Potomac Review; at Buzzle.com; and in the anthologies Here In The Middle: Stories Of Love, Loss & Connection from The Ones Sandwiched In Between; Candlesticks and Daggers: An Anthology of Mixed-Genre Mysteries, and The Way to my Heart: An Anthology of Food-related Romance. Her short story, “The Navigator,” was chosen for Love + Lust, the fourth and final book in the juried photography and prose collection, Open to Interpretation, while another of her stories, “Te Absolvo,” won Best Short Story in the 2015 William Faulkner Literary Competition. A past student of the M.A. in Creative Writing at DePaul University in Illinois, Julia recently completed her M.A. in Fiction Writing at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. This summer, she was named the winner of the 2017 Writer’s Center Undiscovered Voices Fellowship, which will provide support through workshops and engagement with fellow writers as she works to complete her next novel, The Day the Music Didn’t Die.