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Welcome to The Writing Coach. On this podcast, I speak with the instructors, editors, coaches, and mentors who help writers and authors create their art, build their audience, and sell their work.

In episode #98 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with Julie Evelyn Joyce.

Julie is an award-winning author and a proud Canuck. When she’s not writing quirky and witty romances, she spends her time molding young minds, playing sports, singing karaoke, juggling, and dancing like there’s no tomorrow. Sometimes simultaneously. She’s also in hot pursuit of her own happily ever after, and anxiously awaits the day serial dating becomes an Olympic event. Her debut novel, Steeped in Love, has received glowing reviews and is the winner of the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in romance.

During our discussion, Julie describes:

  • How she got her start as an author by writing Gilmour Girls fanfiction
  • The important role her mother played in supporting her writing career
  • The crossroads she came to after the traditional publisher she had been working with disbanded
  • The vast and supportive community she discovered in the world of indie publishing
  • Her experiences teaching fiction writing to high school students
  • What it was like winning the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize
  • How writing and teacher access two different aspects of her personality
  • And much more!

Click below to listen now:

Direct download: WC098.mp3
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