Julia loves music, and sings with the Utah Filk Organization (that's not a typo: filk is music of the science fiction and fantasy community).She was a founding member of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism and still enjoys researching medieval culture.She has been an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for over ten years, and has been awarded the Service to SFWA Award. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons).
Julia graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah with a BA in Anthropology. When people asked her what she was going to do with the degree, she'dtell them, "Write science fiction."Many of her stories incorporate fascinating bits of culture she discovered while studying.Julia's website is at http://juliahwest.com
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