“And as the heart is, such as life will be.”


About Julie

Julie is a multi-genre author. Her articles and stories are featured in self-help, inspirational, technical, and fiction publications including Coping With CancerComplete 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.”

 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.”

Available May 16, 2023

Falling Stars

Urban Fantasy

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

Tommy Lucas needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. But Tommy is convinced his disease is a curse on his bloodline, that he’s a vampire. Only magic can cure him—or the same synthetic blood substitute developed for urban legend Viscount Claudius Fallon.

He’s stoked when he discovers a five-part series about Fallon in an online pulp fiction magazine called Philly’s Argosy. Descended from a ruling class of vampires in Cardiff, Fallon traveled to Eureka Springs, Arkansas seeking a cure for his own leukemia during WWII.

Tommy’s quest leads him to befriend local artist Callan Masters, who struggles with his growing affection for Tommy’s mom, June—for he is Fallon, cured in 1939 at Norman G. Baker’s Cure-for-Cancer Hospital. Dedicated to living off-grid and human, Callan must decide whether he will take the risk involved in helping Tommy or falling in love with June. His bite is no longer capable of turning anyone—or so he thinks.

What Readers Are Saying

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

“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

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

“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

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May 20, 2023

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Bloom Retreat

Book Reading & Signing – Falling Stars
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