Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julia Cameron  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Libertyville, Illinois

-- Website --
-- Julia Cameron on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection


Biographical and Professional Information


Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

God Is Dog Spelled Backwards
ISBN: 158542062X

Tarcher. 2000

In the witty companion volume to God Is No Laughing Matter, Theo the dog returns to illuminate, underscore, and demonstrate the principles of the spiritual journey as it looks that the obstacles, challenges, thoughts, and questions one can encounter along the way. Original.

Popcorn: Hollywood Stories
ISBN: 1893329127

Really Great Books. 2000

A former member of the Hollywood rat race, herself, Julia Cameron leads us through a labyrinth of intersecting lives and turns that could only exist in our own backyard Babylon. In Popcorn: Hollywood Stories, the lives of stars are as likely to collide in the psychic’s waiting room as they are on-set or in the pages of the tabloids.

Featured cast: the only actor in Hollywood who doesn’t want to sleep with his co-star, , a studio head who has secret "talks" with the ghost of history’s most beloved animator, a hard-boiled journalist who succumbs to the charms of a philandering director, a hairdresser who has to be blackmailed into doing you-know-who’s hair, a filmmaker who’s just a cowgirl at heart, a screenwriter who’s battled the old boy’s network to find she’s got more highballs than high hopes, a homeopathist asked to prescribe something to make Hollywood’s most feared actress "nicer," a tony New York editor with an acute case of moviephobia, and an actress with enough character to write a happy ending.

You might call it fiction, but Cameron calls this "friction—the abrasion of reality against dreams." And while none of the tales in Popcorn are true (just ask our lawyers), every one of them pops.

Inspirations: Meditations from The Artist's Way
ISBN: 1585421022

TarcherPerigee. 2001

The Artist's Way has helped writers, poets, actors, painters, musicians, and creative people from all walks of life find the courage to create—and to make the act of creating a way of life. This collection of meditations and reflections from this groundbreaking work serves as a daily companion and catalyst for inspiration.

Julia Cameron's works reveal that there is a definitive link between creativity and spirituality that can be rekindled and recharged. Inspirations is a powerful resource for fueling the creative spirit.

Walking in this World: The Practical Art of Creativity
ISBN: 1585422614

Jeremy P. Tarcher / Penquin. 2003

Biography & Autobiogaphy Biography & Autobiography Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) Creative ability Creativity Feminine Mind, Body, Spirit Non-Fiction Personal Memoirs Self-Help Spirituality & religious experience Women

Prayers from a NonBeliever
ISBN: 1585422134

Tarcher. 2003

In a series of letters addressed to God, a young artist considers issues surrounding her faith, probes the challenge of maintaining her creativity in the midst of a busy modern life, and wonders at the meaning of art and its relationship to a spiritual life. By the author of The Artist's Way. 15,000 first printing.

The Sound of Paper: Starting from Scratch
ISBN: 1585423548

Penguin/Tarcher. 2005

The bestselling author of The Artist's Way draws on her many years of personal experience as both a writer and a teacher to uncover the difficult soul work that artists must do to find inspiration.

In The Sound of Paper, Julia Cameron delves deep into the heart of the personal struggles that all artists experience. What can we do when we face our keyboard or canvas with nothing but a cold emptiness? How can we begin to carve out our creation when our vision and drive are clouded by life's uncertainties? In other words, how can we begin the difficult work of being an artist? In this inspiring book, Cameron describes a process of constant renewal, of starting from the beginning. She writes, "When we are building a life from scratch, we must dig a little. We must be like that hen scratching beneath the soil. 'What goodness is hidden here, just below the surface?' we must ask."

With personal essays accompanied by exercises designed to develop the power to infuse one's art with a deeply informed knowledge of the soul, this book is an essential artist's companion from one of the foremost authorities on the creative process. Cameron's most illuminating book to date, The Sound of Paper provides readers with a spiritual path for creating the best work of their lives.



Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (No)