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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julie Cross  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:YA Fiction

Born: 1980 in Heidelberg, Germany


Illinois Connection

Cross lives in Champaign, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Julie Cross was a YMCA Gymnastics Program Director, which means she worked with lots of teenagers, who help to inspire the characters she created, last year she retired to write full time. ''Tempest'' is her first novel for young adults.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Tempest''''' *Starred Review, Kirkus *2016 ILLINOIS READS Book '''''Letters to Nowhere''''' *RITA Finalist, 2014