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About Julie

Julie is a multi-genre author. Her articles and stories are featured in self-help, inspirational, trade, and fiction publications including Writer’s Digest, Coping With Cancer, Complete Woman, Daily Meditation, and the anthology Writes of Passage: Every Woman has a Story!

She is the 1999 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Grand Prize Winner for her horror short story, “House Call.”

Her seventh novel,  Falling Stars, is an eleven-time award winner, including the 2023 International Firebird Awards First Place in Urban Fantasy, the 2023 Pinnacle Book Awards Best Book in Fantasy, and the 2023 Outstanding Creator Awards First Place in Medical Fiction.

Other awards include Fade In magazine’s 2005 Screenplay Semi-Finalist for the thriller, Grave Jumper, and the 1998 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition First for her stage play comedy, Garage Sale.

2023 First Runner-Up in Genre

2023 Finalist in Vampire Books

 

2023 Finalist in Fantasy

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Falling Stars

Urban Fantasy

Everyone says vampires aren’t real. Tommy Lucas isn’t so sure.

Nine-year-old Tommy Lucas needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. But Tommy’s convinced that he’s a vampire, that his cancer is a curse on his bloodline. His mom, June, is an oncologist. She puts off “the talk” with Tommy and allows him to continue a soft practice of his fantasy (like eating only red-colored foods) because she doesn’t want him to lose hope.

2023 Best Book Award in Fantasy

Tommy’s stoked when he discovers an e-zine series about urban legend Viscount Claudius Fallon, a dhampyre from Cardiff who traveled to Eureka Springs seeking a cure for his own leukemia during WWII.

2023 First Place in Urban Fantasy

Tommy’s quest leads him to befriend a local artist, who struggles with his growing affection for June—for he is Fallon, cured in 1939 at the Baker Cure-for-Cancer Hospital. Fallon must decide whether he’ll take the risks involved in helping Tommy or falling in love with June.

2023 Bronze in Fantasy

2023 Finalist in Fantasy

What Readers Are Saying

Falling Stars

“As a lifelong English teacher, I so admire Rogers’s richly drawn characters, the manipulation of past and present, the juxtaposition of stark reality and mysticism, the descriptive and precise word choices. This book isn’t even a genre I’d particularly gravitate toward, yet I thought about Falling Stars constantly when I couldn’t read, and the book stayed with me long after I finished. I couldn’t stop seeing Tommy in his high-tech casket. Am I obsessed? Well done!”

Becky Hoag
Coauthor of Letters to Rose: A Holocaust Memoir

Falling Stars

“This is not the average vampire story. As a matter of fact, it’s not an average story at all. The fresh and memorable plot will have you cheering for Tommy. The details dance off the page and transport you into another world. All this is done in a dual timeline of the past and present which flows naturally. I was captivated by the author’s ability to orchestrate a beautifully written story rich with imagination. By combining love, sacrifice, hope, and loss, this is a story that will remain in your heart long after you close the book. I will definitely be reading more by this gifted author.”

Kim Wilch
Reviewer @onemoreexclamation

Falling Stars

Falling Stars held my interest from the beginning with a wonderful story set in my hometown of Eureka Springs. The story within the story comes together in such a way that leaves you wanting more. This is a ‘don’t miss’ book by a very talented author. I can’t wait to share it with my book club.”

Jane Derden

Owner of Red Bud Manor Inn in Eureka Springs AR

Falling Stars

“Falling Stars is an exceptional novel. The storytelling and its emotional momentum are enthralling. Having personal experience with cancer and its profound horrors, I can only add that I’m convinced readers will connect with Tommy and June—with all its sharply drawn characters—and find the light pulsing in what might seem infinite darkness. Falling Stars is a magical feast, and it moved me deeply. I loved the back-and-forth timeline—and I see the book appealing not only to Anne Rice readers, but historical fiction buffs. The narrative approach adds pleasing depth to the story and charges it with realism.”

William Grabowski
Author of Enter Darkness and Infinity Point

Falling Stars

“I am a prolific reader, and this is one of those books I couldn’t wait to pick up each time to read what was about to happen, especially towards the end. The author does a great job of pulling in and rounding out all the elements of the story. Her characters are well-developed, and I could really empathize with the mother and her ways of dealing with her son’s quirkiness, especially his bedroom setup. I liked the way Callan’s characteristics meshed so perfectly within the storyline. The love scene I found especially romantic . . . my only spoiler. You’ll just have to read the book yourself to find out!”

Lois DiMari, PhD

Metaphysical Sciences

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