Julie L. Hall is a journalist, memoirist, poet, educational writer, and photographer. She is a contributing writer at HuffPost and founder of the award-winning blog The Narcissist Family Files. Her articles and photographs also have appeared in Reuters, The Chicago Sun Times, The Seattle Times, Psych Central, King5.com, Your Tango, and elsewhere. For five years she served as Editor and head photographer of Inside Bainbridge, which was a leading community news partner of The Seattle Times and was voted among the top five news blogs in Western Washington. Julia has written numerous nonfiction books for children, including in 2007 the bestselling A Hot Planet Needs Cool Kids: Understanding Climate Change and What You Can Do About It, endorsed by climate change writer and activist Bill McKibben, the PEW Center on Global Climate Change, Washington governor Jay Inslee, and the National Science Teachers Association. Her award-winning poems have been anthologized and appeared in magazines and journals such as The Nation, The Threepenny Review, and River Styx. As an educational writer and editor, her clients have included Glencoe McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, Columbia University, and The Mountaineers Books. Before launching her freelance career, she served as Writing Director at the educational publishing company Proof Positive and before that as Editorial Director at Rand McNally. She has a BA in English from Northwestern University and an MFA in Writing from Goddard College. She recently completed a memoir about life, and a few near-deaths, in a narcissist family, and a psychology book about narcissistic family dynamics. Julia lives on an island near Seattle with her partner, daughter, and menagerie of rescued dogs, cats, and chickens.
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