Julie Dart

Author of, "Ellie Stands up to the Bully,"


About the author...

Julie Dart

Julie Dart studied child development at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development. Julie was a pre-school teacher and director for 10 years, and adored working with children and helping them to have high self-esteem. Now that her two children are older, Julie is accomplishing this goal by writing inspirational children's books.

About five years ago I realized I wanted to connect with my passion of passions and write children's books.

In 1997, I was pregnant with my son John and riding BART into San Francisco from Fremont. I remembered how I was bullied in middle school and how awful it felt, so I wanted to find a way to help children get through something like that. While riding BART I had the idea for Ellie.

In 2013 I decided to self publish this book, so I finish the story of Ellie. I was a little afraid to begin but then my friend Julie and her beautiful daughter Sophia Claire, whom I have named my official “executive assistant,” sent some sketches after reading my manuscript. That was the push I needed! Ellie and her friends came to life.

All my life I have wanted to help inspire people to believe in themselves. This book is one of my dreams come true: for this story to uplift someone and let them know that they can accomplish anything they want to.

I hope you too, will feel that there isn't anything you can't do.

I believe in dreams and I believe in you.

- Julie

Other books available by Julie are: The Night the Moon was Hiding and the The Adventures of Jimmy and his Red Jacket.


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