Entries by Julie Rubini

See you on the radio!

Check out a recent interview with Tom Hodson of WOUB Public Media, Athens, Ohio.   http://woub.org/2016/05/06/nancy-drew-author-female-aviation-pioneer-subjects-of-new-young-readers-books/

Luck and Karma

I’m killing two birds with one stone on this Journal post. Check out the Song of Six Pens blog I was asked to post as a guest. Enjoy! http://songofsixpens.blogspot.com/2016/04/luck-and-karma.html

Ode to Libraries

It’s National Library Week. My first recollections of a library were of that glorious smell of old books from the branch at the school in my hometown. I long for that aroma of vanilla and mustiness all rolled into one. I remember curling up on a metal staircase in the library, finding a perch by […]

Fifty words before breakfast

I found a writing challenge while scrolling through Facebook as I enjoyed my coffee this morning. “50 Precious Words” is the theme. The contest is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham, which has over 700 words, but only 50 unique words. So, children’s book author Vivian Kirkfield is encouraging us to put our […]

On Air

I had so much fun today talking about all things Millie on Iowa Public Radio. Check it out! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/missing-millie-benson-secret-case-ghostwriter-and-journalist#stream/0  

Holding Point

Don’t you love reading a book that leaves you hanging at the end of a chapter? You can’t help but read on to the next chapter, and before you know it, you’ve read the entire book. Mystery writers are famous for finishing with cliffhangers. While writing my biography of Millie Benson, I learned that another […]

Lessons learned

http://www.13abc.com/home/headlines/2016-YWCA-Milestones-Honorees–365059741.html?device=phone&c=y “At my very core I’m just a Mom who wanted to lead by example and show my two children what it means to live, to truly live…” What you didn’t see of this interview on WTVG for the incredible and humbling honor of receiving a YWCA Milestones award was what I said prior. When […]

New year, new space

I’ve said in the past that I’ve never suffered from writer’s block. Seriously. For me, it’s more a case of blocking the time to write. You know what they say though. Never say never. I’ve found myself the last few weeks luxuriating in the presence of my two children being home on break. They’ve offered […]