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Thank you for your interest in my book.  We had a great book launch party on December 10, 2018 at Weller Book Works. Thank you to everyone who attended.

Please join me for my next book signing on April 27, 2019 at:

Barnes & Noble 330 E. University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058  2 - 4 pm

The book is available to order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged and supported me on this journey!


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"A beautiful journey with a powerful message. Julie shares her journey with grace and love, uncovering the past to discover what her future holds." --Andy Chaleff, author of The Last Letter

"What a wonderful feel-good book! So many emotions were triggered as I read through each of Julie’s stories. My eyes even got a little teary. Everyone will relate to “The 50 Year Secret” on one level or another, if not on several levels." --Bart Merrill, author of Monetize Your Mindset

"A remarkable woman begins a remarkable journey to find her birth parents when diagnosed by happenstance with a rare genetic disease. Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency stalks families unknowingly, causing progressive liver and lung disease. A moving story of families, blended, broken, lost, and found, and the love that binds and heals them. It made me want to bring my own family closer and hug them tighter." --Douglas S. Ross MD, pulmonologist

"I laughed. I cried. A triumphant true-life story about Julie and her unforgettable journey of trials, troubles, adolescent insecurities and insurmountable odds that puts her a head above the rest. Julie's sheer determination, hope and relentless optimism shows us that our potential for growth is beyond the limits of our stature. A true recipe for 'fitting in' by 'standing out.'" --Linda J. Black, InTune Yoga Wellness, author/speaker/trainer

"In the twelve-plus years I have known Julie, I was her manager and mentor for half of that time. I'm sure I've learned more from her than she ever learned from me. She firmly believes she can do anything she puts her mind to, and she has proven that many times in the past twelve years. She is one of the most positive people I have ever known. One of her mantras is 'Life is more fun when you are willing to take chances'. This is definitely a key to her success. Classic Julie: if you want to get her to do something, tell her she can't do it . . . then get out of her way. She will win the battle with alpha-1 because she is Julie. This book is inspiring and a testament to her persistence. She has many stories to tell!" --Brent Tycksen, Amazon bestselling author of Safe Money and Living Debt Free