Julie Shepard

Sara McCranie

Julie Shepard has an English degree from the University of Florida and a teaching degree in Middle Grades English. Her debut, the YA novel Rosie Girl (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers), is a riveting story of a troubled teen searching for her birth mom who uncovers disturbing family secrets along the way. School Library Journal writes, “Filled with unforgettable characters and expertly paced, the novel takes readers down many paths to an unexpected and shocking ending that packs a punch. . . .”