"Julie is one of Author Accelerator's most accomplished book coaches. She is diligent, dedicated, market-focused, compassionate, well-read and beloved by all her clients. She will make your book better." —
Jennie Nash, Private Book Coach + Chief Creative Officer, Author Accelerator
“Julie was very positive, responsive, and encouraging throughout my entire process of writing a proposal and pitching it to agents. She was generous in giving me a list of agents to query, along with offering tips along the way. I’m grateful to have accomplished my goal of securing my top choice of an agent by working with Julie!” -- Sara Avant Stove, author of The Way of the Happy Woman and The Book of SHE
- Pitch Wars Finalist 2015
- BA English Literature, DePauw University (1997)
- MS Communication Management, Colorado State University (2001)
- Pitch Wars Mentor (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
- TeenPit Mentor (2017, 2018, 2019)
After nearly two decades of writing and editing corporate and non-profit materials, I’m turning my skills and experience toward the creative realm. In addition to my work as a Pitch Wars and Teen Pit mentor and book coach with Author Accelerator, I also offer the freelance writing and editing services.
Each year, I select one middle grade author and mentor them through the revision of a full manuscript as part of Pitch Wars. The mentorship process involves teaching craft concepts, revision planning, support, and both developmental and line editing. This mentorship culminates in an Agent Showcase where agents can make requests. My mentees have, in addition to learning a lot about both the business and the craft of writing, all successfully signed with agents as part of this process.
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