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Julie Artz
This 2021, Julie Artz is mentoring Middle Grade
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Julie Artz
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Julie Artz spent her young life sneaking into wardrobes searching for Narnia. When people thought that was creepy, she went in search of other ways to go on mystical adventures. Now she finds those long-sought doors to magical story worlds in her work as an author, editor, and book coach. An active member of the writing community, she volunteers for SCBWI and Pitch Wars and is a member of EFA and AWP. Julie lives in an enchanted forest outside of Redmond, Washington, with her husband, two strong-willed teenagers, and a trio of naughty furry familiars.

Favorite Books

The Wolf's Curse by Jessica Vitalis
Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly
A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat

Years Mentored
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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