About Me

I started writing short stories and taking classes as a hobby in my early 20’s, never dreaming what the future held. I finally got up the nerve to begin submitting my work and was thrilled beyond words when my first short story written for teens was sold in 1990.

Since that time, I’ve written four books, including my award-winning nonfiction book, I’m Your Daughter, Julie,  two young adult novels, Time To Cast Away and Just Call Me Goody-Two-Shoesand a technical book I co-authored, Residential Steel Design and Construction, published by McGraw-Hill.  My latest book, Ten Secrets to Losing Weight After 50, was released January 1, 2020 and is available on Amazon now.

In addition, hundreds of my articles and short stories have been published in national and regional magazines, such as Woman’s World, Cricket, and True Romance, as well as on numerous websites. I was honored to win three journalism awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association while working as a newspaper reporter and this blog, Baby Boomer Bliss, was recognized as one of the top 50 baby boomer blogs on the web by Feedspot in 2019.

On safari in Africa.

I lives in southern California with my husband of 40-plus years and have two grown sons and four grandchildren.

Sailing and traveling are my other passions besides writing. I’ve has been fortunate to go on safari and shark cage diving in Africa, white water rafting on a five-plus rated river in New Zealand, ride a boat under a raging waterfall in Brazil, pet a koala in Australia, walk the Great Wall in China, view Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, scuba dive in the Cayman Islands, and swim with the dolphins in the Florida Keys. I’m always on the lookout for my next adventure!

 

9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Cricket Rohman

    Hi Julie,
    I received your info through LinkedIn. Your blog looks interesting and informative. I do not have a blog but I do have a website (above), a FB Page http://www.facebook.com/CricketRohmanAuthor, and twitter account @CricketRohman. I’d be happy to post about your blog now and then.

    My debut novel, Kindergarten Baby: a novel (a romance/mystery novel) launched in September, the sequel is scheduled to launch in March 2014. I can use all the help I can get as I take baby steps into the world of Social Media.

    Thank you, Cricket

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    1. juliegorges Post author

      Thanks for visiting, Cindy. I visited your blog as well and as I said in a comment I left, enjoyed your article on neurotic dog and can empathize. My husband brought home an abandoned puppy a few years ago. We named him Max and he is pretty good most of the time, but turns into a spaz when people come to visit. He just gets SO excited, but we’re working on trying to get him not to jump on our guests. It’s a work in progress!

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  2. Juneta

    Hi Julie,

    Like the blog. I just turned 50 end of 2013, so does that make me a baby Boomer? I enjoyed reading some of your articles. Thanks for the like on FB. Happy Writing Juneta

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    1. juliegorges Post author

      Yes, you are the youngest of the Baby Boomers, Juneta. US News had an article on this at http://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/articles/2014/06/16/the-youngest-baby-boomers-turn-50. Or another interesting article is at http://www.argusleader.com/story/life/2014/02/23/youngest-baby-boomers-who-turn-50-this-year-may-fit-a-separate-generation/5651957/ about some of the differences between the oldest of the boomer generation and the youngest. Glad you enjoyed the articles and hope you’ll visit again!

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  3. vivien

    Me again Julie – Keep writing. You can write. Social media – it takes far more time than I am willing to give it. I’d rather write. What used to be writing events where everyone met, talked shop, made connections and found publishing solutions is now done in part through social media. I find that the hardest part of writing now.

    The happiest city? Did you know that in Bhutan, people’s happiness is measured along with blood pressure and if there is a difficulty, the people are helped so they are happier. Interesting country but a bit expensive for me to visit.

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    1. juliegorges Post author

      I understand your feelings. I fought the whole idea of building a social “platform” for years, but have finally given up and joined the bandwagon. You have to if you want to be taken seriously by publishers these days. Thanks for the interesting fact about Bhutan. Evidently, they appreciate the importance of happiness including the connection to good health.

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