Author Archives: Julia Karr

About Julia Karr

My name is Julia Karr. I’m a writer of young adult and middle grade fiction. If you want to know more about me, click on the tabs above for my bio, books, blog and links I like.

Can Americans live on the current minimum wage?

I just read that a Republican candidate for the Senate in Iowa is opposed to any increase to the Federal Minimum Wage – thinking that states should handle the issue. Well… let’s look at the current minimum wage & what … Continue reading

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XVI Series Swag winners

Since there were only 4 commenters on the Sal or Chris question – I am happy to be able to send swag to all 4 people! YAY! Please contact me so I can get that out to you! (I’ve emailed … Continue reading

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Question to fans of XVI Series

Hi all! I’m hard at work on Book III in the XVI Series. And – yes – all your favorite characters are back! Nina, Dee, Wei, Sal, and Chris – and others – the girls of the Sisterhood, Mike and … Continue reading

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Radio interview

Recently I sat down and talked with Michael Glab (correspondent, blogger, author, bookseller, and friend) for WFHB radio’s Big Talk. We discussed writing, the XVI series (and a third book), and maybe mentioned cats. Hungry cats. Michael (almost daily) sends out … Continue reading

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Rekindling the love of writing

I never thought it would happen to me. I was a writer. Right? I loved putting words on the page. I loved when they flowed out of my fingertips like I was taking dictation. I loved the thrill of a … Continue reading

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TBT – Reduce/Reuse/Recycle – the way Gram d. . .

I was raised by my grandmother. That’s me (the baby), my big sister, & Gram on our front porch. I learned a lot growing up with someone who survived the Great Depression. Things were not wasted in our house & … Continue reading

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Giving some blog love to Kristen Lamb

I’m not an advocate of government interference in education. Our children deserve the best from their teachers, not the worst from teachers who are forced to cram little round mind pegs into square holes. Most teachers I am acquainted with … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on clutter & creativity.

On the surface, I am not the neatest person. Clutter seems to follow in my wake. Scenario –come in with the mail, set a magazine on the coffee table, meaning to look at it later. Bills go on the stairs … Continue reading

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J. S. Bach & novels

I was listening to a recording of Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin concertos nos. 1&2 with Isaac Stern & Itzhak Perlman this morning. Listen to a sample! Bach Beautiful, right? Complete? Even righter! What struck me as I was listening to a particularly … Continue reading

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A little blog hoppy-ness about writing process

A little blog-hopping on the day after Easter Thanks to Shannon Alexander for getting me out of my rabbit hole & back onto the blog! First – a bit about Shannon! Writing a bio makes Shannon Alexander cringe more than … Continue reading

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