Julie Delegal has published journalism, editorials, and feature articles in various online and print media outlets in Jacksonville and statewide.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in English, minoring in Political Science and Women’s Studies, from the University of Florida.
Her first novel, Seen, was named a quarterfinalist in the 2019 Screencraft Cinematic Book Competition. Julie lives and writes in Jacksonville, Florida.
I’m a mother, a wife, a citizen, a sometimes paralegal, a public school advocate, a constant gardener of democracy, a mediocre gardener of tomatoes, a voracious reader, a coffee addict, an ocean lover (but not in my living room please,) a defender of neurodiversity, an avowed introvert, a dog person, a Jedi-Episcopalian of Jewish descent, an atheist sympathizer, a believer in Healing, and, sometimes, a chronic illness recoverer.
Most of all these days, I’m a writer.
Motherhood and a veritable career of volunteerism sparked my interest in political issues surrounding Florida’s public schools. An editor at Folio Weekly, our now-defunct alternative weekly magazine, gave me a shot at professional writing.
Her confidence in me, in turn, gave me the chutzpah to think I could write a novel.
I did. It’s called Seen, and I’ll get it published one way or another.
Meanwhile, I’ll keep working on my second novel and try to fill the unfillable void Folio left by indulging my urge to write, here.
I love Jacksonville like she’s a member of my family, which is to say–while she drives me crazy–my deep regard for her is unconditional. The same goes for this banana-republic of a state, and our beloved, beleaguered nation. As we say in the South, “God bless her heart.”