- Julie Anne Peters
name = Julie Anne Peters
birthdate = Birth date and age|1952|1|16|mf=y
occupation = Writer
nationality = flagicon|USA American
genre = Young adult
debut_works = "Define "Normal" (2000)
Cynthia Rylant Ellen Conford Betsy Byars Nancy Garden M.E. Kerr James Howe Richard Peck Cynthia Voigt
website = http://julieannepeters.com/
Julie Anne Peters, born
January 16, 1952, is an American children's author.
Julie Anne Peters was born in
Jamestown, New York, on 16 January, 1952. When she was five, her family moved to the Denversuburbs in Colorado. Her parents divorced when she was in high school. She has three siblings: a brother, John, and two younger sisters, Jeanne and Susan.
Peters' first college degree was a
Bachelor of Arts(B.A.) in elementary education with a minor in French. She taught fifth grade for a year, until she and the principal mutually agreed that teaching was not the career for her.Peters, Julie Anne. Personal correspondence.]
Peters earned a
Bachelor of Sciencedegree in Computer and Management Science. During the next ten years, she worked as a research analyst, computer programmer, and systems engineer. She also earned a Masters in Business with emphasis in Information Systems, which confirmed "that computer science was not the field for her".cite web |last=Peters |first=Julie Anne |title=My True Story |publisher=JulieAnnePeters.com |url=http://julieannepeters.com/files/JPBio.htm |accessdate= 2007-02-23 ]
At this point, Peters began writing. Her books for young adults include "Define "Normal" (2000), "
Keeping You a Secret" (2003), "Luna" (2004), "Far from Xanadu" (2005), and " Between Mom and Jo" (2006). Her young adult fiction frequently deals with LGBTissues. She has also written books for younger readers, such as the "Snob Squad" series.cite web|last=Peters |first=Julie Anne |title=My Books |publisher=JulieAnnePeters.com |url=http://julieannepeters.com/files/Index.htm#MyBooks |accessdate=2007-02-23 ]
She maintains a
websiteand a weblog.
Peters lives with her partner, Sherri Leggett, in
Lakewood, Colorado.cite news
last = Lo
first = Malinda
title = Interview with Julie Anne Peters
date = 2005-04-21
url = http://www.afterellen.com/archive/ellen/People/2005/4/juliepeters.html
accessdate = 2008-01-08]
A new novel, "RAGE: A LOVE STORY", is projected for 2009. "By the Time You Read This I'll Be Dead" is projected for 2010.cite web
last = Peters
first = Julie Anne
title = Julie Anne Peters' Official Website
url = http://www.julieannepeters.com/files/index.htm
accessdate = 2008-01-09]
* [http://www.julieannepeters.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/julieannepeters Personal profile] at
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