Julie R. Dargis is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and later spent over fifteen years working in Central Africa and Eastern Europe with populations affected by war and natural disaster. For many years, she was a humanitarian aid worker in some of the most difficult and dangerous countries in the world.
"Pit Stop in the Paris of Africa" is a collection of personal essays and verse, mainly sonnets, which the author began writing when she was a Peace Corps volunteer. The book depicts the life and times of the author and the many people she met and worked with in Morocco, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Chad, Ireland, Serbia, Bulgaria, Sudan (Darfur), South Sudan, and Somalia.
She publishes her work under Indie House Press, which is an independent publishing platform. She also manages a website to promote her work as well as the work of others. To learn more, visit: www.IndieHousePress.org.