Born: 1964 in Paducah, Kentucky
Pen Name: Julie Kolb Connection to Illinois: Kolb lived in Illinois for over twelve years. She first moved to Illinois in 2003, living in North Chicago. Three years later, she moved to live in southern Illinois near the Shawnee National Forest. She obtained her LPN at Shawnee Community College, in Ullin and studied creative writing at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Biography: Julie Kolb was born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky - just across the Ohio river from Metropolis, Illinois. Her first children's book was a present for her granddaughter's tenth birthday. It was inspired after a summer visit. She's had several articles published by local papers including the ''Vienna Times'', and the ''St. Louis Post Dispatch''.
Julie Kolb on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=julie+kolb
ISBN: 9780990641056 OCLC: 1028639091 A little boy tells his Grandpa about a bad dream where dragons are chasing him.
ISBN: 9780990641025 OCLC: 915138568 Aimee visits her grandparents during her summer vacation, but this year her cousins are not there while she is visiting.