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"The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place." ~ Barbara DeAngelis

Julie Lockhart loves an adventure, especially in wild places. She spent most of her career in academics, where she published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, such as Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation; and Advances in Accounting Education. During the last years of her career, she led a grief support nonprofit, where she discovered the beauty and depth of personal stories, sharing her own experience as well as that of others to help grieving people feel less alone. From that, she has embraced writing personal essays about her adventures and life experiences, sharing insights from what she has learned. Her essays have been published in the Medford MailTribune, the Ashland Daily Tidings, the journal of Wild Culture, Minerva Rising, bioStories, and Feels Blind Literary. Julie is a Pushcart Nominee  for "Worthy" and three-time runner up in Women on Writing Essay contests: Q1 2022 for her story, “Nature’s Sanity,” a second time in WOW's Q4 2022 contest for "Lego Girl," and a third time in the Q3 2023 contest for her essay, "Recipe for Forgiveness." Born in the Chicago area, Julie has lived, worked and played in the Pacific Northwest since 1982. She lives in Port Townsend, WA.

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