Guest Post & Giveaway: Julia Rachel Barrett

Filed in Giveaways , Guest Post , Julia Rachel Barrett Posted on February 23, 2010 @ 7:17 am 18 comments


I am a passionate person.  I’m passionate about my family and my children…my pets, my parents, my political values, my sports teams, my exercise, my food and wine, and my spiritual beliefs.  I’m even passionate about my ketchup – there better be plenty of it served with my French fries! 
I’m especially passionate about words.  Words have the power to change the world.  Let’s not kid ourselves – throughout history, the written word has provided impetus for forward progress.  It’s given us something else, pleasure, pure pleasure and an invaluable venue to express our imaginations.  
I love the written word.  Books, magazines, newspapers, ebooks – I love ‘em all!
So how much fun is it to be a writer?  Hey, for me it’s a dream come true, but it’s been a long and winding road.  I wrote poetry as a kid, majored in Creative Writing in college, but found myself without a job after graduation.  I returned to school in a pragmatic frame of mind and became a Registered Nurse.  Despite working full time and raising three children, I never stopped writing and submitting.
Now I suddenly have six releases in 2010Captured, my first work of science fiction, came out on January 6th with Siren-BookstrandMy Everything, a story of romantic-suspense, was just released by Cobblestone Press on February 12th.  A short story of mine, You Might Just Get It, is part of The Cougar Book with Logical Lust Publishing.  This hot Cougar anthology debuted on Valentine’s Day – yay!  On March 16th, I have an elegant, sensuous, contemporary romance coming with Resplendence Publishing, Beauty and the Feast, and in the months of July and August, Resplendence will release my four-book futuristic series, Daughters of Persephone.  
It’s been a busy, busy couple of years.  Now I’m working on a science fiction ménage – guess I’m mixing a lot of metaphors these days, but I am feeling no shortage of passion!        


Places where you can find Julia: 

Note: Julia will be stopping by throughout the day to answer questions and discussion comments, so join in the fun!

Giveaway Information:

You can win a eBook copy of My Everything.
(the review can be found here)
The Giveaway is Open Worldwide!
The only thing you need is a Email addy!
Just leave a comment with a question for Julia
Answer our Question: 
What is your passion?

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Contest runs till Sunday(FEB 28th) 12pm EST!

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About Susi

Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • Sarah February 23, 2010 at 7:42 am

    My passion is my children – we adopted them 2 years ago and they drive me, urge me to live on for them.

  • Julia Barrett February 23, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Thanks for hosting me! Sarah – I agree – my greatest passion in life is my children. Growing up, I always knew I wanted kids – a husband was optional! I was lucky enough to meet and marry my soul mate – didn't happen overnight, but it happened!

  • Sweet Vernal Zephyr February 23, 2010 at 9:23 am

    My passion is food. I love tweaking recipes until I get groans of ecstasy from the taste testers! Miranda
    mdwartistry @ yahoo dot com

  • Bronwyn Green February 23, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I'm glad you never gave up on your passion for writing, Julia!

  • Julia Barrett February 23, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I am totally passionate about food – I come from a long line of great cooks!
    Thanks, Bron. Back at ya!

  • joder February 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    My passion is books. The smell, the feel of them, their ability to take me elsewhere. I'm sure that's why my tbr pile is mountain-sized.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  • Julia Barrett February 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Yes, Joder. I agree. I love books – they are like your imagination – they can take you anywhere!

  • Victoria February 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    My passion is exercise. I think I get off on it ;). Next would be reading.

  • Julia Barrett February 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, so you got that right! I have to get exercise everyday or I go insane!

  • Amber Skyze February 24, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Hey Julia, I'm so happy you never gave up on your writing. 🙂 It's great to be so passionate about everything. It means you enjoy life. Nothing wrong with that.

  • bianca_riot February 25, 2010 at 6:27 am


    my passion is music because i just need it everyday-when i get bored, when i need some sort of motivation, especially the fact that there is always a piece of music for the right mood and you get to pick what styles you like. of course, im also passionate about books, theres so many!!!


  • Fran Lee February 25, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    My passion is life. Living, loving, enjoying. Sometimes the enjoying get to a low point, but it makes up for itself later. I admire you, Julia.

  • Wanda February 25, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    My passion is reading!!!!!!!!
    I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks!!

  • Julia Barrett February 26, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Many thanks to you all for stopping by! Julia

  • decadence February 26, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Congratulations on all your new releases! It's great to see persistence paying off in such a huge way. It looks like 2010 is going to be a fantastic year for you 🙂

    So with your books crossing so many genres, who do you read?

  • Julia Barrett February 26, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Decadence – I read a lot of nonfiction! Actually, I read everything, from the classics to science fiction, general fiction, fantasy, medical journals. My favorite books? Dune, Shogun, Cloud Splitter, Ahab's Wife, The Handmaid's Tale, The Game of Thrones series, The Dragon Bone Chair series, anything by Sharon Kay Penman and Anne McCaffrey. I really have a variety of interests. Thanks for asking!

  • Esther February 28, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Wow! 6 releases in one year – you must be exhausted!

    My passion I think must be my profession – bookkeeping. It sounds so boring but although I love reading, writing, cooking and knitting I get tense and grumpy when I have to do them on a tight schedule. But when I have a financial report to complete I enjoy working for hours until it is done – though beware that if you interrupt me you are risking your life!

  • Julia Barrett February 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Esther – you must be like me – obsessive compulsive about getting tasks completed!

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