Julie Tyler received her Ph.D. in Contemporary Literature and Literacy Studies from the University of Tennessee, where she started crossing over from academic writing to fiction. Most of the stories she writes these days blend her personal experiences with current and historical events. She deeply admires authors like Toni Morrison and Junot Diaz for the way their fiction explores history.
After teaching college writing and literature for ten years, she now writes for a social marketing company in South Florida. Julie is also working on her second novel and facilitates a writers group in the heart of South Beach.
Julie believes that two most important factors in a writer’s success are: writing every day and getting solid feedback.
Her most recent publications include:
- “For Molly Ringwald, from a fan,” Fall ’16 issue of 3ElementsReview
- Space and Place in The Hunger Games: New Readings of the Novels
- Review: Daniel Grassian’s Writing the Future of Black America: Literature of the Hip-Hop Generation, Vol. 31, Issue 1, Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters