Julie taught for nine years, until her second child was born. She never went back to teaching full time, but has kept her foot in the door by tutoring and substitute teaching. However, when people ask her what her profession is, she replies, "full-time mom and part-time writer."
As a writer, a teacher, and a mother, Julie has read many children's picture books. She was motivated to try and write books like the ones she enjoyed the most. She knows what a profound impact a good book can have on a child. Writing children's books is the perfect medium for blending many of her interests working with kids, being home with her family, researching new topics, being creative, and being her own boss.
Julie's first book, Margaret's Maginficent Colorado Adventure (Westcliffe Publishing, 1999), is a nonfiction picture book about Colorado's history and geography as told through the journal of a 10-year old girl. She has also written a children's videotape and teacher's manual called Upside Down Learning, and created a calendar combining jokes, riddles, and factual material about specific Colorado destinations called Kids Discover Colorado (Westcliffe Publishing, 1999). Other books by Julie Danneberg include First Day Jitters (2000) and Women of the West (Fulcrum Publishing, 2001).
Julie currently lives with her family in Denver, Colorado.
Judy Love lives near Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband, Alan, and their two sons, Matt and Tom. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, she has illustrated numerous children's books.