Before turning to poetry, Julianne practiced law for many years. Her poems and short stories have been published in Ibettson Street Press, YARN, The MacGuffin, The Listening Eye, Kindred Magazine, Poetry East, Mamalode.com, and others. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Into Your Light (Flutter Press, 2013), and Announcing the Thaw (Finishing Line Press, 2014). Julianne lives in Rhode Island with her husband and three children. When she is not writing poetry or verse novels, she is coaching teens in writing and mentoring. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poem, “Stuffing Bears” and received a letter of merit from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.