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Julie Halpern

Julie Halpern is the author of one novel for adults, one picture book, and six young adult novels. Her humorous books have made numerous “Best of” lists and won awards, including a National Alliance on Mental Illness Ken Book Award for Get Well Soon and a South Carolina Young Adult Book Award for Into The Wild Nerd Yonder. Her newest book, Meant To Be, makes its debut a week early at the Sheboygan Teen Book Festival!

Prior to her life as full-time mom and author, Julie was a school librarian. In her imaginary spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching television for grown-ups, and eating baked goods. Julie lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, author and illustrator Matthew Cordell, and their two children.

Learn more about Julie Halpern on her website.


Don't Stop Now
Get Well Soon
Have A Nice Day
Into The Wild Nerd Yonder
The F It List
Toby and the Snowflakes

Festival Testimonials

Loved the experiences in the ARTery, loved the presentations about the craft of writing and publishing. Gorgeous venues and well-done festival. Well-staffed, very nice venues. Will come again next year from Minnesota – well worth it.
...I loved seeing how the artist does her drawing because I want to be an artist when I'm older.
Have loved the festival all these years.