Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan is an experienced writer, editor and researcher, with work published in Wired, WebReview.com and Ms.Money.com. Having earned an MFA in Creative Writing and a doctorate in International and Multicultural Education, she currently teaches at the University of San Francisco, and writes whenever she can (some days more than others--because she is human)(though she'd rather be Captain Marvel). She is a somewhat religious Red Sox fan, avid hiker, and lover of cheese and chocolate, as well as dogs and cats (why choose?!) She lives in the SF Bay area with her very understanding partner, two equally-patient kids, two not-at-all-patient dogs and an occasionally tolerant cat. (There was a gecko in the mix, but we don't talk about her.) She aims to write and publish more fiction, especially for younger audiences.

Award Type
When her brother nearly smashes through a door to attack her with a baseball bat, a 15-yr high school runner realizes she needs a plan for escape—one she can do herself, without letting anyone know about the violence and neglect at home.
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Julie Sullivan Thu, 08/19/2021 - 21:41

In reply to by Charlotte Tomic

Thanks so much for your comment (and interest), Charlotte. Your instincts here are on the money (so to speak). Nora's plan for escape will be a big swing, and sometimes we swing and miss...and have to adjust our plan (to one that trusts in and utilizes our network). That's the lesson Nora needs to learn in order to escape for real. 

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