Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julie Deaver  

Pen Name: Julie Reece Deaver, Julie R. Deaver

Genre: Fiction Romance

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: 1953 in Glen Ellyn, Il

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Illinois Connection

Deaver was born and raised in Glen Ellyn. She attended Glenbard West High School and studied acting and improv comedy at Chicago's Second City.

Biographical and Professional Information

Julie Deaver is a writer and an artist. She grew up in a very creative family. Her mother was an artist and her father was an advertising writer. Her brother, Jeffery Deaver, is also an author.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Chicago blues /
ISBN: 0060246758. OCLC Number: 31290230

HarperCollins,. .

Lissa, a seventeen-year-old art student living on her own in Chicago, must raise her eleven-year-old sister when their alcoholic mother becomes incapable of caring for her.

First wedding, once removed /
ISBN: 0064404021. OCLC Number: 21162447

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Depicts thirteen-year-old Pokie's friendship with her older brother and the changes it undergoes when her brother falls in love.

Say goodnight, Gracie /
ISBN: 0064470075. OCLC Number: 20611826

Harper Keypoint Books,. .

When a car accident kills her best friend Jimmy, with whom she has shared everything from childhood escapades to breaking into the professional theater scene in Chicago, seventeen-year-old Morgan must find her own way of coping with his death.

The night I disappeared /
ISBN: 0743439791. OCLC Number: 49777559

Simon Pulse,. .

When Jamie and her mother travel to Chicago so her mother can defend a client, Jamie's world takes a strange turn. Mind slips and vivid daydreams begin to paralyze her as she feels she is slowly losing her mind.

You bet your life :
ISBN: 006021516X. OCLC Number: 26503915

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While working as an intern on a popular television comedy show produced in Chicago, seventeen-year-old Bess tries to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who committed suicide six months earlier.