Julia Horst Schuster

Julia Schuster's award-winning short stories and poetry have appeared in a number of commercial and literary publications, including SandScript (Emerald Coast Writers, 2003, 04), Living by Faith (Obadiah Press, 2003) A Cup of Comfort for Sisters (Adams Media, 2006), On Grandma's Porch (BelleBooks, 2007), Women. Period. (Spinsters Ink 2008), and in several print and online commercial publications. Her novel, Flowers for Elvis, is forthcoming in April 2009 from Belle Bridge Books.

As a journalist for Florida Interactive Newspapers, this "opinionated belle" redefined the expression, "a piece of my mind" in her weekly column titled "Ask a Southern Mother." She was the 2006 first place honoree in fiction in the Kentuckian Metroversity Literary Competition.

Julia holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a 2008 West Tennessee Writing Project fellow at the University of Tennessee at Martin, and is a National Writing Project Teacher Consultant for the state of Tennessee.

Julia is the founder and past-president of Emerald Coast Writers, Inc., a non-profit literary organization in Northwest Florida. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and The Association of Writers and Writing Programs. She now lives in Memphis, Tennessee, her childhood home, where she teaches Theology and Creative Writing at a Catholic school.

Her Books From BelleBooks/Bell Bridge Books:

On Grandma's Porch