An Unforgettable Day: Celebrating My Book Launch

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 an amazing event. Thank you to all my readers – near and far. I’m overwhelmed and beyond thrilled by the positive feedback – over 50 reviews on Amazon!

Future book events:

  • People with Narcolepsy and their supporters are invited to attend: Washington DC Support Group on Jan. 19th, 2013 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the MLK Library – I will sell/sign books and discuss with fellow PWNs. Details here. 
  • Subscribe to my blog orlike” my Facebook page for more upcoming events.



  1. Alex Withrow on January 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Great pictures of a great day! Congrats, Fly!

    • julie on January 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you, Alex for your photos and on-going support. I’m the luckiest…

      • Elaine Butler on January 11, 2013 at 9:14 am

        Great photos…onwards and upwards…a movie of your book next !!!

        • julie on January 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm

          Thanks, Elaine! Onwards and upwards, indeed. Thank you for your support.

  2. Catherine on January 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Must be such a great feeling to have so much support and to fulfil your dream on becoming a published writer. Congratulations and Thank you for being such an inspiration. This is the first book I have read on someone’s personal experience and what an amazing journey it was. Even though I am yet to meet someone with Narcolepsy this book has made me feel like I am not alone… I am trying to convince everyone who is close to me to read it 😀

    • julie on January 11, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you so much, Catherine. I’m so glad you enjoyed my book. You are not alone in this journey. Sending big smiles and wakefulness your way, Julie

  3. Rachel Bancroft on January 12, 2013 at 2:02 am


    I recently read your book and loved it. Thank you so much for sharing your story. As a PWN for 25 years, your story brought tears and strong emotions for me. I spent many years struggling undiagnosed, wondering what the heck was wrong with me, and feeling like I was just expected to buck up and pretend my symptoms didn’t exist. How I managed to graduate from college and work full-time is a wonder to me, but I’m grateful I did! I’m now a stay-at-home-mom and it has only been in the last 4 years (since diagnosis) that I’ve been able to better manage this illness, learn to accept my limitations and work on overcoming the depression that comes with narcolepsy. I find it a journey and challenge to accept and understand my illness yet not let it completely define me. Thank you so much for raising awareness about narcolepsy and compassion for people with narcolepsy. You are doing amazing things!

    Beaverton, Oregon

    • julie on January 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      Hi Rachel,

      Thank you so much for your kind comment. I’m so thrilled that you enjoyed my book. It’s truly an honor to raise awareness, thank you for your support.

      Your story is so inspiring – what you overcame to graduate from college and work full-time while battling undiagnosed narcolepsy, wow!

      Sending big smiles and wakefulness your way,

  4. Gail Pean on January 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Congratulations Julie! It was an honor to host your book launch at my home and meet so many brave people with Narcolepsy. You are helping so many with your courage and memoir.

    • julie on January 28, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you for your incredible support, Gail! The book launch party was truly the best day EVER!

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