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Julie believes writers need practical assistance, current information, and support from published authors throughout their journeys to publication. So far, she has guided hundreds of aspiring authors towards publishing success through her workshops and individual coaching. Publishers like Penguin Canada and HarperCollins have published her clients' books.
A working non-fiction writer for 41 years, Julie is the author of six books for writers, including "Book Magic: Turning Writers into Published Authors" (3rd ed. June 2011) and "Crafting Irresistible Query Letters that Result in Publication," four books on Canadian history, and several photo portfolios. Her latest commercially published book is a teen biography, James Douglas: Father of British Columbia (Dundurn 2009).
She has co-judged the non-fiction contest of the Surrey International Writers' Conference 2006 and the Young Writers Scholarship 2008-10. Julie is a proud member of the BC Assn of Travel Writers, the Federation of BC Writers, Photoclub Vancouver, and formerly of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.
She owns and operates Beacon Literary Services - products and services that provide aspiring authors with the knowledge and skill to get commercially or self-published.