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Meet 2015 Golden Heart Finalist Julie Glover!

Today we’re welcoming Julie Glover, 2015 Golden Heart finalist in the Young Adult category with her contemporary novel manuscript SHARING HUNTER.

Julie Glover grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder, Judy Blume, and every Nancy Drew book she could get her hands on. Although she’d always dreamed of writing a novel, she didn’t write her first book until Hurricane Ike pummeled the Houston Gulf Coast and made her house off limits for a couple of weeks. Sitting at the in-laws’ house with her laptop, she set her mind to achieving her dream of penning books and began to write. These days, she writes teen fiction—indulging her desires to create interesting characters, express deep emotions, and add snark wherever possible. She lives with her heartthrob husband, two teenage sons, and a diva cat in Friendswood, Texas. Not to mention her ever-growing collection of boots. Julie recently signed with Louise Fury of The Bent Agency.

Here’s a blurb for SHARING HUNTER:
Some girlfriends share everything. Why not a boyfriend?
 
Rachel and Chloe are the best of friends, sharing everything since fifth grade. When the senior class’s complete-package guy suddenly becomes a free man, it’s open season on Hunter Mills, and both girls want a spring fling.
 
When Chloe suggests they share a boyfriend, Rachel goes along, knowing Chloe’s leap-first approach has given her some fabulous memories—not to mention Chloe has a history of winning contests, so sharing could be Rachel’s only shot at Hunter.
 
But sharing a boyfriend means they no longer fully confide their desires or their dates. And Hunter is falling in love with one of the girls—hard. Will romance and rivalry destroy their faithful friendship?

One lucky commenter today will win a copy of Julie’s published short story, “Color Me Happy,” a YA romance, along with a three-hearted gold necklace (picture below)—which stands for my odd love triangle and the Golden Heart final.

Take it away, Julie!

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Julie Glover Author Photo - face onlyThe (Pushy) People Who Believe in You

“You need to enter this in the Golden Heart.”

Say WHAT?!!

I stood behind the head chair with my fellow writers, all friends, surrounding the rectangular dining table. They’d just listened to a large section of my young adult contemporary novel.

I’d brought my manuscript to a four-day workshop at the home of writing coach Margie Lawson. We’d been polishing and perfecting lines our works in progress for days, and it was time to share what we’d written and shined up during the week.

But even though I felt good about where my book was, my jaw practically hit my chest at the thought of entering the unpublished manuscript contest hosted by RWA National. Was my book good enough? Was I good enough?

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