Julie’s background is the daughter of an alcoholic—something I’m familiar with in my own life. But her lack of love and support as a child followed her into adulthood and ultimately shaped a lot of bad decisions in her life. Julie’s dark emotional side was difficult to slip in and out of at times. Many nights I went to sleep in a funk feeling deeply embedded in Julie’s state.
As difficult as she was, she also delighted me. I think of her now as more than just a character in my book. She is a friend that was briefly in my life who taught me a little more about myself. She was lovely and inspiring, tragic and romantic. I loved her in spite of all her faults. I hope you will also find something about Julie that will inspire love within you when you read “Where There Is Love”.