narcolepsy book

I’m thrilled to share CBS News Los Angeles’ awesome segment on my experience with narcolepsy. Please WATCH & SHARE ( On Monday June 27, this segment aired during the 5 o’clock evening news, highlighting my sleepiness, cataplexy, and the challenges napping as an adult.  The news piece also mentioned my non-profit, Project Sleep, my book “Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy” […]


Some are calling it the best news segment on narcolepsy yet! On Nov. 25, 2014, I was thrilled to be featured on The Daily Edition’s “Truth about Narcolepsy” segment airing on Channel 7 in Australia.  Monique Wright interviewed myself and Dr. David Cunnington in Melbourne. Watch now: Visiting Channel 7’s Los Angeles studio was a lot of […]

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Thank you to everyone who submitted new NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE photos during the First Birthday Giveaway Contest! I finally just drew the winners: Rayanne in the UK Kellie in Florida Suzy in Australia Congratulations! I will mail your prize-packs this week with over $60 worth of narcolepsy awareness gear including: 2 new infographic posters (one for you and […]


Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy won first prize in the 2013 San Francisco Book Festival Biography/Autobiography competition. My heart raced with joy receiving the news today!  Congratulations to Runner-Up (and New York Times Bestseller), Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. I can’t wait to read Ms. Cahalan’s book. Winners will be honored on May 18, […]


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 […]


When your book becomes a book…

by julie on November 16, 2012

If you set out to write a book, prepare to dig deep.  For the longest of excruciating long times, you will be “in the process” and have little to show for it. For yourself. For your dream. Just one Word Doc that you keep re-naming with the new date as time rushes by. You will […]


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 […]