Astrid Julian was born in Germany, raised in Canada, and currently lives on the southern shore of Lake Erie near Cleveland, Ohio. Her fiction has been published in the US, Russia, Canada, Germany and the UK, where her novelette "Irene's Song" was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in the short fiction category. 2014 marks the first appearance of her spy thriller "The Professional Friend." It takes readers on an adrenaline-charged race across Europe as organized criminals terrorize cities from Berlin to Moscow with dirty bomb radiation.
The topics of Astrid Julian's nonfiction range from space-based microscopy on the International Space Station to the testing of jet engines and rockets in NASA wind tunnels and vacuum chambers. Her film "Return to Flight" is the story of the men and women of Cleveland's NASA Glenn who worked to return the shuttle to flight status after the Columbia accident. It can be found on YouTube.