Wide Awake and Dreaming: Celebrating One Year

balloonsOne 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 you’s” and “me too’s” from readers around the world.

In celebration, I’m offering a special e-book promotion on Dec. 18-24, the kindle edition will be on sale for $0.99 here (discounted from $8.99). Please tell your friends about this great deal. 

Other exciting moments:

Thank you for making this year unforgettable. I am forever grateful for your love and support. 

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”

– Anaïs Nin


  1. Gina Hieb on January 14, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you for writing this book and sharing your story. My daughter is 5 years old and was recently diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy . Being able to understand better how she may be feeling by reading your story was so helpful.

    • julie on January 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Gina, I’m so sorry to hear that your young daughter was recently diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy. Your support of her experience will make such a huge difference. THank you for checking out my book and website! Thinking of you and your daughter, Julie

  2. Jenny Miller on January 30, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I am thankful to find your website, blog and book as I was looking for resources for my loving friend who really wants to know what life is like for me… She cannot be in my home for days at a time to really get it, who can ever really get it? My husband is the nicest person ever, so compassionate, and still, he can’t quite get what it’s like. And 4 of our 5 children have narcolepsy… I’ve only read the entry “Sleep’s Choice” but I cried and will have to find more time to peruse and read and buy the book and read. Thank you for sharing your story and speaking for those of us whom, during the ‘I can beat this” season of life, bit off way more than we can chew. But even so, I am SO thankful for my children and life and even this disability; I’d like to think my children have character and wisdom and compassion for others beyond their years and their over-privileged culture. In our home, one narcoleptic’s cataplexy triggers another’s and we fight and cry and hate it and succumb and get up to live another hour or event or day. I look forward to reading more AND HAVING MY SENIOR APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP and maybe attending a Sleep Walk Event. Best of Wishes to you!

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