Julie L. York

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How many get the chance to be able to say that they've done exactly what they've always wanted to do? I am truly blessed.

I am an author, graphic designer, editor, and teacher of over 15 years, and along the way had started a family. I've been writing since high school, when a red pen was the universal sign for a mistake, not a squiggly line. (I will be buried with a red pen in my hand.) Having written several different genres of books but finding traditional publishing industry to be tear inducing, I abandoned my lifelong desire to be a published author and focused on my children.

A few years back, I bought myself an iPod, and found ... self-publishing. I still read voraciously, and with the indie and self-publishing revolution hitting traditional paper books on the back of the head, I began to hope. Thrilled with the prospect of finally getting my books published, because the voices just won't leave me alone, I formatted my files for eBooks, created the covers, and uploaded... and my life hasn't been the same since.

The name Julie L. York is for anything fantasy, paranormal, science-fiction, historicals...
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Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I have a vivid memory from about 4th grade, 9 or 10 year old or so, sitting at my desk in my bedroom, looking outside my corner windows. I had a story in my head but, for some unknown reason, I was trying to tell it in poetry form. (Yes, I still write poems, and lyrics.) It had to do with the ability to conjure and summon lightning and having it hit the large trees in my back yard. It was a perfectly clear day, and lightning terrified me. Don't ask. I was a weird kid. I've never stopped writing since, even if the stories got thrown away.
Who influenced your writing?
This is easy. Roy Hagar and Joyce Welch, my 10th, 11th, and 12th grade English teachers. In 10th grade I was struggling with going outside my comfort zone. I didn't like where I was, but had no idea how to grow. Mr. Hagar challenged me to view the Bible as literature, which was offensive at the time, because it was sacred scripture. I fought it for a bit, then opened my mind to the lyricism of King David and storytelling of Isaiah and Job. I didn't learn sacred truths, but I learned that truth can be written beautifully. He was also my 12th grade English teacher, when I was SO done with high school. He graded me against myself, which I asked him to do, and it wasn't easy getting those A's. He could tell when I was calling it in, full of crap, and wouldn't let me get away with it. Because of him, I always do my best when writing anything. The first time.

In 11th grade, Ms. Welch had us write eight to ten essays and stories throughout the year. There were guidelines, but she allowed me the freedom to find my voice through experimentation on each essay. She even gave me an A on an essay I made up because I had written such a convincing story about what a rotten teen I was outside school. She'd believed me, until my last sentence told her it was all made up. Without her in-class freedom to find out how I wrote best and play with styles, I wouldn't have my voice... and just like singing, having a strong voice as a writer is more important than grammar and sentences.
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Solomon's Mate
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Series: Aleph Series, Book Two. Pre-release—available February 28, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Julie L. York. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Book 2 of the Aleph Series, and the sequel to Solomon Aleph. Jamie knows who she is, but she still is clueless on how to be the Were she knows she's supposed to be. There are still hidden, and completely in your face enemies, so she has to stay away from Solomon. For now. She's not any happier about that than Solomon is - and a grumpy Regional Alpha is a dangerous animal.
Redeemed, Act II
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Series: Redeemed. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,420. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014 by Julie L. York. Category: Fiction » Christian » Romance
Act II of II Drew is just beginning to get his money back, and Kenzie is still trying to find her place within her family. With his feet firmly rooted, finally, in a belief in something besides himself and sex, Drew begins a new journey, with a new family. Something he never thought he have. But even a testimony of Jesus, and desire to be better, problems don't disappear.
Redeemed, Act I
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Series: Redeemed. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,370. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014 by Julie L. York. Category: Fiction » Christian » Romance
Act I of II Filthy rich writer of music, Drew, is very gifted. He thinks his sex-filled, godless life is perfect. Until his "accidental" infant daughter is plopped into his arms. Until his money is taken from him. He stops kicking and screaming, and becomes determined. Why can't the rich man get into heaven? Can an amoral sinner really be redeemed?
Traitor: An Aleph Novella
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Series: Aleph Series, Novella Six. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,580. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014 by Julie L. York. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Alan Stevens has long been used to following orders, first as a Marine recruit, then later as a Drill Instructor, training the recruits according to the rules. Reluctant to take the offer to be Solomon's Lieutenant, in charge of all the Hunters and Alpha Units inside the U.S. Military, he now is one of Solomon's closest advisors and friends. Novella #6 of the Aleph Series.
Slivers: An Aleph Novella
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Series: Aleph Series, Novella One. Price: Free! Words: 43,180. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by Julie L. York. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
This is "pieces" from each of the Aleph stories: Solomon Aleph (full novel), and the Aleph Novellas; Slivers, Hacker, Defender, Shomeyr, Father & Mother, Traitor. The sequel, and full novel, Solomon's Mate, is coming 2/28/15. My hope is that you'll fall in love with each man and woman as much as I have. Characters never truly leave...but continue to come back, until every story has been told.
A Just Man & A Highly Favored Woman: The Story of Joseph & Mary
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,300. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014 by Julie L. York. Category: Fiction » Christian » Historical
Ever since Jesus made his humble appearance just over 2000 years ago, there has been much written about Him and His life. But, how was He raised? Being the Son of God, were His earthly parents really a necessity? What did his family really know about him? Beyond the Biblical account, little is known of Mary, and Joseph has just a few verses. Historical Fiction
Father & Mother: An Aleph Novella
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Series: Aleph Series, Novella Five. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,310. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013 by Julie L. York. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Jethro & Sarah are a force to be reckoned with. Step back in time, where Jethro Aleph and a hot female, Sarah, have their first explosive meeting, through pivotal moments of Solomon's young life, to Jethro's death, and to their current lives. Novella #5 of the Aleph Series. Events take place in the past, and present, and the bad guys randomly cause havoc.
Shomeyr: An Aleph Novella
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Series: Aleph Series, Novella Four. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,770. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013 by Julie L. York. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Someone has to watch the Weres, making sure they don't get themselves killed. Judah Rasmussen is not a normal human. Vetted as a child for a secret organization, even with special schools, military and Mossad training, it's years of effort before knowing werewolves are real. Novella #4 of the Aleph Series. Events take place in the past, and present, and the bad guys randomly cause havoc.
Defender: An Aleph Novella
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Series: Aleph Series, Novella Three. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 by Julie L. York. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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Fitzwilliam Pederson might hate his name, but he loves his best friend, Solomon Aleph, fiercely and undeniably. Picked by Solomon to become the Alpha's Lieutenant, eventually, doesn't mean an easy ride. Primed from childhood to become the first University graduated Were doctor, his teasing personality hides Solomon's most vehement Defender. Novella #3 of the Aleph Series.
Hacker: An Aleph Novella
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Series: Aleph Series, Novella Two. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,070. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012 by Julie L. York. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Gregory Todd is one of Solomon Aleph's Lieutenants; his most trusted, the Hacker. Gregory's mathematical mind sees things no one else does, but he needs glasses to keep from tripping over cracks in the sidewalk. He created a digital safety net needed by Solomon to drag a Region full of Weres into the current century, but can't remember to eat. Novella #2 of the Aleph Series.
Solomon Aleph
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Series: Aleph Series, Book One. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,100. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by Julie L. York. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Jamie had no idea that she was special until the day she literally ran into a General. But he wasn't just any General. In fact, he wasn't human. And neither was she. Solomon Aleph is the Regional Alpha, in charge of all Weres in North America. After meeting Jamie, his worst nightmare has come true. Book 1.
Lady Bryn
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Price: Free! Words: 31,720. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012 by Julie L. York. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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Sometimes what you see is not what you get, and people aren't really who you thought they were. Victorian Romance Novella - With a free preview of “Solomon Aleph” and the contemporary paranormal Aleph Series.


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