Book Event

For one week, download Kindle version of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy for just $0.99. To inspire more readers this holiday season, I’ve discounted my e-book from $8.99 to $0.99. Please share or gift this to friends and family members. Together, we are building a brighter future for narcolepsy, and I’m so grateful for your support! Purchase […]


Recently, I traveled to Atlanta to speak at the Hypersomnia Conference 2015. The conference featured a great variety of support groups and fantastic presentations by medical leaders, educational experts, patient advocates and a disabilities attorney. Uniquely, the conference also included hypersomnia, narcolepsy and KLS speakers and attendees, so we could share and learn from each […]

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Grand Rounds is the important educational tradition of doctors and healthcare professionals getting together to learn about evolving areas which may be outside of their core practice. However, patients are rarely invited to participate, so sharing my narcolepsy journey at Nova Southeastern University (NSU)’s Grand Rounds on May 8, 2015 was a HUGE honor. This is why, just 24 hours […]


Speaking at Current Concepts in Sleep Conference

by julie on September 10, 2014

Over Labor Day weekend, I traveled to Tampa Bay, Florida to speak at the Current Concepts in Sleep Conference. Seeing tears in people’s eyes, I knew I’d opened their hearts to the REAL narcolepsy. It was an honor to present my journey to sleep doctors and technicians. Throughout the conference, Project Sleep was well-represented! Sleep […]


Narcolepsy Keynote Speaker in Australia!

by julie on August 11, 2014

Australia, here I come! I’m beyond honored and thrilled to announce that I will be a keynote speaker for the First Patient Conference hosted by Narcolepsy Support Australia on the Gold Coast in Queensland on May 1-3, 2015. Narcolepsy Expert Extraordinaire, Dr. Emmanuel Mignot is the other confirmed keynote speaker! In addition, I will present sessions on […]


New York City, here I come! Please join me for a special Book Signing Event in NYC’s Central Park with the New York Narcoleptics Meetup Group on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 12noon – 5pm! RSVP here. I will read a passage from Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy and answer any questions […]


Wide Awake and Dreaming: Celebrating One Year

by julie on December 16, 2013

One year ago, I published my memoir. I set out to change perceptions of narcolepsy and I believe my book is accomplishing that goal. There hasn’t been one defining moment when I knew writing this book was worth it. Instead it’s been a collection of quiet moments – emails, hugs, letters, tweets, and heart-felt “thanks […]


This weekend, I will be speaking and signing books at the 28th Annual Narcolepsy Network Conference in Atlanta, GA. This is always an exciting weekend for me – as I get to see old friends and meet many new friends! Books: I’m offering a discount conference rate on personalized signed copies of Wide Awake and […]


Happy half birthday to Wide Awake and Dreaming! Six months ago, I published my book with joy and fear. Would people like it? Well, it’s been a whirlwind 6 months. Precious Moments: Reaching over 12,000 Readers First Place in San Francisco Book Festival Biography/Autobiography Award Receiving 146 Amazon Reader Reviews TV Interview on Forward Motion Ranked #1 […]


In six months, my book has reached readers all over the world. Here are some highlights. Thank you for sharing your photos. Send more to add to the collection! 

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