In this video, I discuss my motivations for writing a memoir, along with the greatest challenge and reward of the journey. Watch below or on YouTube.    Thanks for watching – come back for more videos soon! Big thanks to Alex Withrow for his expert video production skills.


On Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at 9 p.m., my first television interview about my book will air on Montgomery Channel 21! Here’s the program video:   I’m thrilled to be a guest on the award-winning Forward Motion program with Karen Allen, a dynamic host and a kind positively-spirited woman.  During the filming last week, I felt calm […]


On January 5, 2013, over 40 people came together in Great Falls, Virgina to celebrate my book release.  It was a day I will cherish forever. Old friends and new readers alike gathered at my dear friend Gail’s home. I gave a few remarks and read two favorite passages. Thank you, Gail for hosting such […]


Mark your calendars! Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy will be published and for sale on Saturday, December 15, 2012.  Where to Purchase:The book will be for sale securely through my website and on (along with,,,, and Wider distribution to follow! E-Book: Also on December 15, 2012, the e-book […]


An excerpt from my upcoming narcolepsy memoir, “Wide Awake and Dreaming” is featured in Caring Voice Community Magazine’s Fall 2012 edition.  Also, please check out my accompanying column, “Writing Therapy: How the act of writing can relieve the heaviest of burdens,” where I explore the challenges and benefits of writing about narcolepsy. I open the […]


Touching My Narcolepsy Memoir

by julie on July 2, 2012

“If there’s a book you really want to readbut it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”-Toni Morrison  First, I held my book in my head. Next, I moved it to my computer. This weekend, I held my manuscript in my arms for the first time! It was magical (and heavy). I couldn’t help but […]