Reviewers from Publisher’s Weekly to Romantic Times have praised Julie Ortolon’s contemporary romance novels for being “sizzling,” “fast-paced,” and “filled with genuine heart.” Numerous awards for her work include two Bookseller’s Best Awards. Almost Perfect, book one of her Perfect trilogy was a Rita finalist and was named Best Single Title Contemporary by the readers of Affaire de Coeur magazine.
Julie’s road to success as a romance novelist was a bit bumpier than most authors, however. Her struggle with dyslexia left her functionally illiterate until her mid twenties when she discovered romance novels were worth the effort. To turn her favorite pastime, daydreaming emotionally rich stories, into a career, she taught herself to read, type, and use English as a written language, not just a spoken one. Her struggles made hitting the USA Today bestsellers list with her first title even more rewarding.
As a romance author living in Austin, Texas, Julie enjoys gardening, cooking, and painting in the mountains outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. You can learn more about Julie at JulieOrtolon.com
Where to find Julie Ortolon online
VideosThe Pearl Island Trilogy
Julie Ortolon talks about the inspiration behind her popular contemporary romance novels set in Galveston, Texas.
The Ebook Revolution Survival Guide for Authors
by Julie Ortolon
Approx. 9,940 words.
Published on August 31, 2011.
This short guide is packed with tips on how to create, upload, price, and promote your ebook with simple step-by-step instruction and links to more detailed information. The tips are gleaned from my personal experience in getting my ebooks into the Top 100 Storewide at Amazon, plus the experience of 200+ print-published authors currently releasing their backlist and new material as ebooks.
Return to Pearl Island, Bonus Chapters
by Julie Ortolon
Approx. 14,730 words.
Published on July 18, 2011.
This ebook is my gift to fans of the Pearl Island trilogy who own the stories in print. When I released the stories as ebooks, I added a bonus chapter to each one so fans can see what’s happening today at the Pearl Island Inn. If you haven’t read the series, this ebook can read as three short stories to give you a taste of this award-winning series.
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Smashwords book reviews by Julie Ortolon
- Cry Uncle
on March 08, 2011
Delightful, fun, and effortless to read. The writing sucked me in from the first sentence and the cast of quirky, lovable characters kept me hooked. Add in a yummy hero, a tropical setting, and a heroine you'll root for, and you have a winner. Judith Arnold is now on my auto-buy list.