Hey! Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Julia, and this is a little bit about me . . .
I was born on May 8th, 2000 in Pasadena, California. When I was three years old, I moved to Connecticut to be closer to my extended family. Although I’ve grown up in CT, I still miss the West Coast—especially during the winter. I’d take palm trees and beaches over snow shoveling any day of the year.
I’ve always considered myself a creative person, but it wasn’t until the end of eighth grade that I discovered my love for writing. I was battling anorexia and depression and was just in a really dark place, and writing was my way to express the thoughts and emotions I was repressing inside me. It gave me a voice when I had none . . . and it also gave me something to do that wasn’t watching TV or moping around my house.
Digging myself out of rock bottom was a long and painful process, and if I didn’t have writing, I don’t know if I could have done it. But I did, and now I’m proud to say that I’m actively in recovery and am in a much better place. Drawing from my personal experiences, I’ve written and published three young adult novels in a trilogy about a high schooler’s journey to overcome mental illness. More on The Changing Ways series here.
I’m currently a student at Southern New Hampshire University and live in the peaceful town of West Hartford, Connecticut with my family and four cats. Some other interesting facts about me are:
I’ve been a vegetarian since I was seven years old.
My favorite food is my mom’s banana bread. (Check out the recipe here.)
My favorite music genre is 90’s alternative rock.
My favorite TV show is a tie between Schitt’s Creek and a Norwegian teen drama called Skam.
I’m not partial to movies because I have a low attention span, though I’m almost always down for a good psychological thriller.
I like to think I’m tech-savvy . . . despite the fact that it took me an entire weekend to create this website.