Short Generic Bio:
Julie Sondra Decker is an author from Tampa, Florida. She writes fantasy and science fiction for adults and children, and is known as a prominent voice for the asexual community. Her nonfiction title The Invisible Orientation (Skyhorse/Carrel) was published in September 2014.
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Julie Sondra Decker is an author from Tampa, Florida. She writes science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories for adults and children, and is known as a prominent voice for the asexual community. Her nonfiction title The Invisible Orientation (Skyhorse/Carrel), a Lambda Award finalist, was published in September 2014. In the past she contributed blogs for Psychology Today and Good Vibrations, has published multiple articles on the topic, and has been interviewed in the mainstream media as an asexuality spokesperson on multiple occasions. Julie’s non-writing interests include baking, drawing, singing, cartoon fandom, drinking coffee, and engaging through social media. She has run a weekly fantasy webcomic, Negative One, since 2005, and a monthly joke comic for writers, So You Write, since 2012. Her work can be found online at her author site, personal blog, or complete list of published works.
Julie Sondra Decker has been a prominent voice for the asexual community since 1998. She is the author of the book The Invisible Orientation, which is the first mainstream-published asexuality book for the layperson, and she also spreads asexuality awareness through her popular YouTube videos, blog essays, and articles. Her interviews and reviews have appeared in print and digital media (New York Times, Salon, The Daily Beast, TIME, Marie Claire, The Huffington Post), on television, on the radio/podcasts, and in 2011’s documentary film (A)sexual. She has published several asexuality articles with Good Vibrations, Everyday Feminism, and The Toast, and has given educational talks about asexuality at the University of Virginia, Creating Change in Atlanta, Ryerson University, Wellesley College, and Princeton University. Julie is also a novelist, and she lives and works in Tampa, Florida.
Longer General Bio:
Julie Sondra Decker is a versatile author from Tampa, Florida. Her fiction is primarily focused on speculative subjects—science fiction, fantasy, magical realism—and she writes for young people as well as for adults. Her nonfiction addresses awareness efforts for underrepresented subjects, most notably asexuality. Julie has been a prominent voice for the asexual community since 1998, spreading asexuality awareness through her popular videos and writings. She is the author of the first asexuality book for the mainstream audience, The Invisible Orientation (Skyhorse/Carrel), published in September 2014. She has been interviewed in many mainstream publications, and she was a prominent interviewee in the documentary (A)sexual by Arts Engine. Julie is also a webcomic artist, a singer, and an avid reader. As an aromantic asexual woman, Julie is happily single. In her spare time (on the rare occasion that she has any), she enjoys baking, playing tennis, blogging, and posting wordy rambles on the Internet.
Sillier First-Person Bio:
I mostly write novels. So far I’ve completed nine novels, finishing my first at age fourteen and my most recent in July 2015. I also write short stories, poetry, rants, nonfiction, essays, webcomics, articles, and silliness. I have over half a dozen published articles and a couple short story sales, and my nonfiction book on asexuality sold to Skyhorse Publishing/Carrel Books in November 2013. I’m pursuing publication for my other works, and I’m always doing something new.
I’m forty-three years old, not interested in dating or marriage, and not planning to have children. I’m an aromantic asexual woman, a vegetarian, a natural blonde, an eldest daughter, a soprano, a good speller, an editor, and a creativity junkie. I’m 4’11” tall; I type well over 100 words per minute; I live in Florida, USA; half of my family is from Jewish roots and the other half is from Catholic roots; I live alone in a two-bedroom apartment; and I graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a Bachelor’s in elementary education and a psychology minor.
My non-writing-related interests include drawing, singing, playing Dance Dance Revolution, gardening, reading, writing book reviews, playing with websites, literary criticism, asexuality awareness activism, tennis, making YouTube videos, baking, riding my bicycle, talking to friends, arts and crafts, science fiction and fantasy, manga and anime, playing with babies, fairy tales and mythology, unusual music, animal rights, musicals and stage shows, ping-pong, outer space, karaoke, journaling, feminism, dreams, candles, cartoons, fat activism, solitude, webcomics, personality analysis, imagination, queer rights, environmentalism, Halloween, humor, inspiration, long hair, Copic markers, nature, nostalgia and documentation, and discussion of Paganism and atheism.
I love being warm and hate being cold. I love children, especially babies. I love learning very fast songs with lots of lyrics. And I love how it smells outside after the rain.
I’ve wanted to be an author since I was about six years old.
I prepared for this life by learning to read early and cultivating a love of books that only increased over the years.