Julie Shelton was born in Connecticut, and has lived in seventeen places in eight different states. Her first masterpiece was a play titled "Fairies In The Garden", a work that included music, ballet, magic wands and, of course, fairies. She and her sister acted it out in the dining room for their doting parents. She was six. And she's been writing ever since, including "Kidstuff", a monthly language arts newsletter for early childhood educators that won the prestigious 1982 EDPRESS Award, and "Puppets, Poems and Songs" a 288-page storytelling and puppetry resource for preschool and early elementary teachers.
Now she writes erotic romances with elements of BDSM and lots of scorching hot sex. Not a single fairy or magic wand in sight.
She is inspired by beautiful music (preferably classical, although movie soundtracks, folk music of the 60's, light rock and the rock ballads of the '80's are right up there), beautiful scenery, ballet, Medieval illuminated manuscripts and everything she's ever done, heard, read or seen. A blue gown worn by a minor female character in the movie "Becket" inspired a Medieval romance novel--she couldn't write it down fast enough. Written entirely on 3 x 5 index cards, (don't ask), it is still sitting in two shoe boxes on her closet shelf. As for the OTHER romance novel written on index cards--she dropped the boxes containing that one, spilling all the cards helter-skelter onto a rain-soaked driveway. She still has it, but is afraid to open the boxes and look. Who said writing is easy?