About FALLING STARS:
Nine-year-old Tommy Lucas needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. But he’s convinced his disease is a curse on his bloodline, that he’s a vampire. His mother’s an oncologist, but Tommy believes only magic can cure him—or the same synthetic blood substitute developed for urban legend Viscount Claudius Fallon.
Tommy is stoked when he discovers a five-part series about Fallon in an online pulp fiction magazine called Philly’s Argosy. Descended from a ruling class of vampires in Cardiff, legend has it that Fallon traveled to Eureka Springs, Arkansas seeking a cure for his own leukemia during WWII.
Tommy’s quest leads him to befriend local artist and gallery owner Callan Masters, who struggles with his growing affection for Tommy’s mom, June—for he is Fallon, cured in 1939 at the Norman G. Baker Cure-for-Cancer Hospital.
Dedicated to living off-grid, Callan must decide whether he will take the risk involved in helping Tommy or falling in love with June. His bite is no longer capable of turning anyone—or so he thinks.
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Julie is a multi-genre author. Her articles and stories are featured in self-help, inspirational, trade, and fiction publications including Writer’s Digest, Coping With Cancer, Complete Woman, Daily Meditation, and the anthology Writes of Passage: Every Woman has a Story!
She is the 1999 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Grand Prize Winner for her horror short story, “House Call.”
Her seventh novel, Falling Stars, is a six-time award winner, including the 2023 International Firebird Awards First-Place Winner in Urban Fantasy and the 2023 Pinnacle Book Awards Best Book in Fantasy.
Other awards include Fade In magazine’s 2005 Screenplay Semi-Finalist for the thriller, Grave Jumper, and the 1998 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition First for her stage play comedy, Garage Sale.
Julie currently works as a remote freelance ghostwriter and editor for julierogersbooks.com and Edioak (New York) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the setting of her seventh book, Falling Stars. She lives there with her husband, Jim, a primary care physician, and their furry children Madison, Kate, and Sukie, and mollusks Dewey and Decimal. She has one son, Seth, who works as a video game level designer in Austin.
Julie is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Editorial Freelancers Association, Association of Publishers for Special Sales, and Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce.