About The Costly Wish by JuJu:
The stories starts off innocent enough but then the web of lies and deceit begin to unfold. Maggie soon discovers after losing her husband in a tragic death that coming home to refocus on the children has opened a bed of unearthed secrets. Her own life in peril, she discovers the truth and her new role.
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Julie Lomax was born in Monterey, California in 1962. As a child, Julie’s parents took turns making up bedtime stories and songs. Those moments were filled with delight, but more importantly it was time spent with her siblings and parents. Many of the stories she writes about are extensions of her parent’s wild and made up stories, travels and misadventures. Julie admits she has always enjoyed reading, anything from classics to comic books. Her favorites were mysteries and romances.
As a young woman, Julie was known for her wit, sarcasm and storytelling. She began to embellish the characters and plots and always had a broad range of stories to tell across the age spectrum. She had started serious writing in High school and was the co-editor for the school paper, winning the Scholastic Journalism award, but became sidelined with marriage, nursing school, Army and children. Those years, Julie wrote as a hobby and presented many stories to friends and families as reading gifts. She has been told she has a great “witch” voice, which is the most requested of her narrator’s choices.
As an educator, Julie devised, revised and taught obstetrical, gynecology and neonatal classes for registered nurses. In a deployed environment she served as a nurse during mass casualty operations. She worked as a health care administrator for a regional hospital and operated several services as an advance nurse practitioner in midwivery. She has additional years of experience as a Chief Nurse Officer for inpatient hospitals and outlying clinics. She has written several educational and training programs, in-services, grants, pamphlets and has been a co-editor and reviewer on several research proposals and papers. Since her retirement from the Army Nurse Corps, Julie decided to refocus her energies on the stories she has written and share them.