Julie Klassen is a bestselling author of historical fiction whose books have sold over a million copies. She is a three-time recipient of the Christy Award, and has also won the Minnesota Book Award, the Midwest Book Award, and Christian Retailing’s BEST Award. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in Christian publishing for sixteen years. She now writes full time and enjoys encouraging new writers. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Getting Started in Christian Fiction (with Michelle Griep)
What sets Christian fiction apart, choosing a sellable idea, incorporating faith in fiction, resources for character and plot development, avoiding common mistakes, and tips for finishing your book and getting it published.
In order to make the most of your 1:1 appointment, we recommend that you carefully review the faculty members' areas of expertise, needs, and requests to identify those best suited for your goals as a writer.
Area of expertise: I am more knowledgeable about fiction and publishing, but I am happy to listen and offer encouragement to all, regardless of genre.