Author Spotlight

18 September, 2019

Hall

Julie L. Hall is a freelance journalist, educational writer, poet, and author whose work has appeared in The Seattle Times, Reuters, HuffPost, The Nation, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Threepenny Review, Psych Centraland numerous other publications and news outlets.

Her book The Narcissist in Your Life: Recognizing the Patterns and Learning to Break Free  (December 2019/Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group) grew out of years of research, writing and educating readers about narcissism and how it affects families. Internationally renowned narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) authority and clinical psychologist Elinor Greenberg calls it “brilliant, riveting, and amazingly thorough” and says, “I recommend this book to virtually everyone with an interest in narcissistic personality disorder, including psychotherapists.” The book evolved from Julie’s work as founder of The Narcissist Family Files, a leading international resource for narcissistic abuse trauma understanding and recovery. Julie’s research for the book included hundreds of in-depth interviews with survivors of narcissistic abuse and trauma, as well as practitioners who work in the field of narcissistic personality disorder trauma and related CPTSD treatment. Julie has been interviewed as an NPD trauma expert by HuffPost and Vogue/Goop, and she provides consulting/coaching in the area of narcissistic abuse trauma recovery, assisting clients around the world.

Previously, Julie served as Editor and head photographer of Inside Bainbridge, a key community news partner of The Seattle Times that was voted among the top five news blogs in Western Washington. She cofounded ProgressiveKid, a groundbreaking online ecostore with products sold in Whole Foods stores and plugged on Oprah. She has written numerous nonfiction books for children, including in 2007 A Hot Planet Needs Cool Kids: Understanding Climate Change and What You Can Do About Itendorsed by the PEW Center on Global Climate Change, Washington governor Jay Inslee, the National Science Teachers Association, and climate change writer/activist Bill McKibben. As an educational writer and editor in the areas of literature, science, and social studies, she has worked for dozens of clients, including Glencoe McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, AC Nielsen, and Columbia University. Before launching her freelance career, Julie served as Writing Director at educational publishing company Proof Positive and before that as Editorial Director at Rand McNally. Her award-winning poems have been anthologized and appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals. She has a BA in English from Northwestern University and an MFA in Writing from Goddard College. She is a NOLS graduate and certified in wildlife rehabilitation.

Julie is happiest hanging out with her family, photographing wildlife, and riding her bike. She lives on an island near Seattle with a tight pack of rescued dogs, cats, and chickens. She is working on a memoir.

 


13 March, 2012

Freeman

Classicist, historian and novelist Philip Freeman brings a remarkable gift as a storyteller and an ability to make the ancient world contemporary through his interpretation and translation of events and great works. Currently the Fletcher Jones Chair of Western Culture, Dr. Freeman earned a joint Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1994 in classics and Celtic studies.  He has taught at Boston University, Washington University in St. Louis, and was the Qualley Chair of Classical Languages at Luther College in Iowa. He has been a visiting fellow at the American Academy in Rome, the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C., and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, and the Lilly Foundation.

Philip Freeman is the author of a number of books on ancient and medieval studies, including biographies of St. Patrick, Julius Caesar, and Sappho, as well as translations of the works of Cicero.  Praising his biography of Alexander the Great  (Simon & Schuster 2010), Wall Street Journal declared: “Mr. Freeman’s ambition, he tells us in his introduction, was ‘to write a biography of Alexander that is first and foremost a story.’ It is one he splendidly fulfills.”

Dr. Freeman has been interviewed on All Things Considered, MSNBC, as well as many local NPR shows.  His books have been reviewed in the Wall St. Journal, Slate, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Times, among others. His latest nonfiction book, Searching for Sappho:  The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet, was published by W.W. Norton in 2015.  More recently, Dr. Freeman has proven a natural as a historical novelist. St. Brigid’s Bones, Sacrifice and The Gospel of Mary are Celtic mysteries (Pegasus), set in the early days of Christianity in Ireland, and feature a young nun, Sister Deirdre, who proves to be a charming detective.

You can also follow Philip on Twitter or check him out on Facebook (philipfreemanwriter).  Also check out www.philipfreemanbooks.com