This is my place to play, to mix metaphors, elongate ellipses, dangle participles, to dabble in my art and tell my stories. I come here to chat about my writing journey, but every so often essays on yoga, wine, nature, or peanut butter sneak in. Well, I haven’t written about peanut butter. But I will. I have a good peanut butter story, as it so happens. I also write about books that challenge and delight my literary senses.
I am the author of the novels In Another Life (Sourcebooks, 2016) and The Crows of Beara (Ashland Creek Press, 2017). My short stories and essays have appeared in several journals, including Emerge Literary Journal; Mud Season Review; Cirque: A Literary Journal of the North Pacific Rim; Cobalt; River Poets Journal, in the print anthologies Stories for Sendai; Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers; and Three Minus One: Stories of Love and Loss; and featured on the flash fiction podcast No Extra Words. I lead writing workshops and offer story/developmental editing and writer coaching services.
A hiker, yogini, and wine geek, I make my home on the Olympic Peninsula of northwest Washington state.
The title of my blog, Chalk the Sun, is a reference to a treasured Emily Dickinson poem: Part One: Life XXXI
Please visit my website: juliechristinejohnson to learn more about my writing and my editorial and critique services.