Hi, my name is Julie and I write books! I also eat, sleep, pet cats, but mostly I'm dedicated to the written word-a real bookworm if you will.
A few years back I conceived of a series from one word that flashed across my brain...FRANKENSWINE! Wow, it hit me like a ton of bricks that this could be the seed of a series of books for Y.A. readers and above that are take-offs of traditional horror classics such as Frankenstein and The Werewolf. Yes, I could re-engineer the classics to my liking with animal characters. I began tinkering around.
I sat right down, like most writers do and penned the book...
DR. FRANKENSWINE about a mad scientist PIG named Oinkter Frankenswine who journeys to Darmstadt to take up his EVIL legacy, and along with the most lame assistant imaginable...HOGOR, the two set out to create the perfect MONSTER! Sounds like Frankenstein, doesn't it??? Only in my version, the main characters are PIGS.
From that germ of an idea came the 2nd book in the series...
THE WEREWOOF-Sherlock Hound of Scottie Yard and his trusty assistant, Woofton are hot on the trail of the WEREWOOF in London. Werewoof?
Then came Book #3...CATULA...The Count is on the loose in London being chased by Jonathan Clawer, Miss Meowna, Dr. van Hissing and a whole cast of CAT characters, written in diary style the same as DRACULA-a spoof from the original classic.
Soon I intend to pen THE BANTAM OF THE OPERA which will finish the series.
My other books listed here on Smashwords for purchase are...
Big Bad Wolf-the Wolf's side of the story from Fairy Tale lore...he wants you to hear his side!
Waiting for Aliens...Alien spoof book about a horrid old couple who go on a madcap adventure of Waiting For Aliens
Dogchiatrist-Dr. Barkley Jones treats dog patients helping them overcome their fears
The Grass Grows Green-historical novel about racial prejudice.
Yes, I write books, books are my life, reading, too! I hope you will see them and purchase some and give some reviews, too!
My new Adult book is SCROOGE, THE VAMPIRE-the monster mash-up book of Dickens' beloved classic A Christmas Carol. Scary! Funny! You'll never think of Scrooge the same way again after reading it.
When I'm not writing, I'm painting my own original folk art and selling it on Ebay weekly and in galleries across the U.S. I've placed paintings in fine homes in nearly every state in the union! Am most well known for my black folk art though I'm not African-American.
But writing is my very first love!
I reside in Hillsboro, TX, 60 miles south of Dallas where I grew, write and pet cats!
I will have new books coming soon!
Where to find Julie Schronk online
Where to buy in print
Dogchiatrist: The Transformation of a Patient)
He's smart. He's savvy. He's a dogchiatrist named Dr. Barkley Jones. He writes famous books, but most of all he treats patients like Skip Squeak-a Beagle who has a bullying problem. Skip's lost his girl, his job, his friends.
Will Dr. B's advice and sessions cure him in this
take-off on psychiatrists-a humorous read designed to help kids with their real problems like bullies and other fears.
Dr. Frankenswine (A Dark Tale of Pig Madness)
When Dr. Oinkter Frankenswine journeys to Darmstadt to take up his family's EVIL legacy, he didn't count on employing such a DUD assistant- HOGOR. Their task will be daunting-create the perfect PIG monster from a rotted old used brain. On that stormy night, will they succeed or fail?
Part of the ANIMONSTERS series, take-off of horror classic Frankenstein, all Pig characters, Humor
Big Bad Wolf
He's BIG. He's BAD. He's got fangs. He might eat YOU! The Big Bad Wolf from fairy tale lore wants YOU to read HIS side of the story-that he's not so bad after all in this humorous re-telling of Red Riding Hood.
Wolfy must rid Blackwood Forest of Red Riding Hood before she ruins it. He even enlists the aid of the Three Little Pigs-re-engineered here just for laughs.
Will he be able to stop RED?
Waiting for Aliens
Harry and Ethel Snodcrump love one thing: studying the stars. Each night after supper they trek out to the backyard with their cruddy $2 telescope to study the heavens.
When Harry reads in The National Tattler that aliens have landed in a cornfield in Iowa, (they live in Iowa) it sets them on a madcap adventure of Waiting for Aliens.
Parody book of how man has waited for aliens for years, humor
Catula (A Dark Tale of Cat Madness)
He's a mad cat fiend wearing a black cape. His name is Count Catula.
Will Jonathan Clawer, Miss Meowna, Arthur Combgood and the incredible Dr. van Hissing be able to stop Catula before someone else has been bit? Miss Purrcy has been bit, there may be others.
Catula is the take-off of Bram Stoker's Dracula with cats, cats, cats written in diary style as Dracula
Humor Novel for Teens and Above
Scrooge, the Vampire
What's wrong with Scrooge?
His affable clerk, Bob Cratchit wants to know as Scrooge has been sucking the blood out of his associates for years.
Scrooge is a vampire, made so by Marley. But Bob Cratchit has a deep, dark secret, too. He's a Staker or skilled vampire hunter onto Scrooge.
Will Cratchit snuff Scrooge, or will the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future turn Scrooge around?
The Werewoof (A Dark Tale of Dog Madness)
Who's the greatest dog detective of all time?
Sherlock Hound of Scottie Yard. His motto? "I always get my dog!"
Sherlock and his trusty assistant, Woofton are hot on the trail of THE WEREWOOF in London town.
Will they be able to snuff him before the next full moon. THE WEREWOOF is a children's book that is a take-off of the horror classic...The Werewolf, humorous
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