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Julia Rose Martinez has been writing stories and poems her whole life. When she decided to go back to writing "full time," she got the whole family involved. Her niece helped with the research, her kids have offered advice and ideas, and her grandchildren gave her their personalities for her characters. Her plan worked! The Gift Keepers, her first novel, won Best Children’s Book of the Year by Christian Storyteller

These are not Julia's first awards for writing. In 2002, Julia was a semifinalist whose poetry was selected for The Best Poems & Poets of 2002 (Watermark Press). Her poetry is also published in A Secret Language (need publisher)

Julia Rose was born and raised in the Southwest, and she still lives in the Valley of the Sun with her husband Ken. They have been together more than 40 years and raised two children. Julia's life, her kids, and four grandchildren are the inspiration for her stories.

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