​​Julie K. Wise

Quick Facts

a few links to my short fiction

"Trading for Diamonds" 


Sample pages of THE DEVIL'S CHORD,  YA contemporary based on Phantom of the Opera 


"Inside the Circle" first chapter in Silk Road Review  


HOMETOWN: Tucson, Arizona
BA English,
MFA Dance
THINGS I LOVE: the beach, the desert, monsoons, midcentury architecture, the music in my headphones, cats, travel, abandoned places, family

FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT: Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico

to make sense out of the human experience and to help teens do the same.

​​Writer. Teacher. Student.

I create choreography and teach high school dance

I write contemporary young-adult novels

about dreams, fears, competitive swimming, love, cocaine, earthquakes, addictions, Stradivarius, passion, pointe shoes...
FINE LINES https://swoonreads.com/m/fine-lines/



LOST STARS https://radish.app.link/w5eW3ax5YD

I study adolescent literacy

as a PhD student in Language, Reading and Culture at the University of Arizona to research how teens gender and race-bend familiar characters in fan-fiction digital communities to widen the possibilities for diversity in the existing kids' lit canon. 

to understand others, to entertain, and to be part of an ongoing dialogue that is open to everyone

Do What You Love

About Me

I study adolescent literacy

Any comments about reading, writing or dancing, or do you want to share any other thoughts?

Please send me a message!

I read and write books

because every teen deserves the chance to fall in love with reading and writing.