Julie Tallard Johnson (MSW, LCSW) is an award-winning author of 10 nonfiction books, her first one published in 1989 through Doubleday. She received the Independent Book award for Best Multicultural Book for Youth for The Thundering Years: Rituals and Sacred Wisdom for Teens, and a starred review in Publishers Weekly for Teen Psychic. Julie has also written numerous articles for local papers and online magazines. She sends out a popular weekly blog: ALL-WRITE Wednesdays: World Into Word. Julie enjoys working with aspiring writers and has helped many writers become authors.