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 Central, and 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 It, endorsed 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.