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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julie Deaver  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: 1953 in Glen Ellyn, Il

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Illinois Connection

Julie was born and raised in Glen Ellyn, Il.

Biographical and Professional Information

July alwys knew she wanted to be a writer and has written all her life. 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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Titles At Your Library

Say Goodnight, Gracie
ISBN: 0064470075

HarperTeen. 2009

There are friends we can't imagine living without.

Morgan and Jimmy were kids together, whirling around the porch on hot summer days. They've been friends forever, and by now they know each other inside out. They do everything together--from cutting high school to go into the city to coaching each other at dance auditions and acting workshops. They even argue well. A perfect friendship. Best friends. For life.

So how could life be so right and then be so wrong? After a terrible accident, Morgan suddenly has to face life alone. Without Jimmy around, though, it's like the best part of her has died. How could he do this to her? And why is love so hard?

Chicago Blues
ISBN: 0060246758

HarperTeen. 1995

What would you do if you were told to kidnap your sister?Lissa Hastings has a big problem. Her mother, who used to be a semi-well-known cabaret singer, has now become a very well known alcoholic who realizes that she can't take care of Lissa's eleven-year-old sister Marnie any more. She tells Lissa that if she can't trick Marnie into leaving home and going to live with her, she's going to turn Marnie over to Social Services.
Lissa doesn't know how she's going to handle becoming a single parent overnight. She's the youngest student at a prestigious art school in Chicago, and if it weren't for the miniature rooms that she's been lucky enough to sell to collectors, she'd have practically no money at all. What she doesn't know yet is that having her high-spirited younger sister come and live with her is going to be one of the richest experiences in her life.
Chicago Blues is a funny and heartwarming story about two sisters trying to make a life together in the big city.

The Night I Disappeared
ISBN: 0743439791

Simon Pulse. 2002

Something scary is happening to seventeen-year-old Jamie Tessman. Ever since she and her mother arrived in Chicago, she's been plagued by freaky mind-slips and vivid daydreams about her sort-of boyfriend, Webb. When Jamie's inner world starts taking her hostage and keeping her imprisoned for longer periods of time, she becomes terrified that she is slowly losing her mind.
Jamie's mom doesn't seem to notice anything is wrong. No one does -- until Jamie meets Morgan, a new friend who's had her own "brush with nuttiness." When Jamie disappears into her inner world one night and can't find her way out, Morgan sees to it that Jamie finally gets help. Morgan's aunt, a psychiatrist, breaks through Jamie's paralyzing fear and helps her unravel a tangle of long-forgotten, horrifying secrets in her past....

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