JULIA V ASHLEY

AUTHOR | ARCHITECT | ALCHEMIST

 
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YA Author

Julia is a young adult author who dwells in the space between the real and the imagined, the magical and the mechanical.

After establishing a backup career as a licensed architect, Julia began to write in earnest (or more probably in foolishness). Sitting at her keyboard, she watches for the neighborhood’s roving alligator as a justifiable means of procrastination and accidentally (or intentionally depending on the day) writes of the creatures that inhabit the surreal landscape of her mind.

Julia lives on the Old Natchez Trace (a trail blazed by the first Mississippians) with her husband (also an architect), two children (character prototypes), two mutts (one a suspected alien), and two cats (ferocious debutantes). Her neighbors consist of fox, hawks, armadillo and, of course, one roving alligator.