Appearances and Other News

Book Signing Schedule & Other News

  • A book tour, radio show schedule, and television show schedule will be announced soon. Watch the web site for more information.
  • Wednesday June 20, 2007-Julie was a guest on WCCO’s radio AM-830 The Don Shelby Show in studio-MPLS, MN. Don and Julie discussed Autism and more importantly the recent tragedy in Saratoga, Wisconsin. A 7 year old Autistic boy wandered away from his home, his body was recovered 6 days later. Don & Julie devoted their time discussing “tracking devises”-Project Lifesaver - that are available in some counties in Minnesota (4 counties) for vulnerable children and adults (examples are those with Autism and Alzheimer’s). Julie’s son Michael has had a tracking devise now for 2.5 years should he ever go missing. Check with you local Sheriff’s office to see if this system is available to you if your loved one needs such a tracking devise. In addition to the devises- the discussion was also the implementing this type of “tracking devises” statewide.

    Julie plans to see this situation of need thru and do whatever she can via government policy to make the changes needed to protect and provide safety to all of those who need this in Minnesota.

    At the end of Don & Julie’s segment- Mr. Shelby stated to Julie that he will assist her in any way he can to spread the word on tracking devises for those whom need them and to help in the cause to implement them statewide.
  • Thursday June 21, 2007-West Central Tribune article- An article in the WCT on Julie, her freelance writing work, her book, and upcoming project’s of writing and a segment on Project lifesaver appeared in the paper with a focus on lifesaving technology that exists and needs to be available to those who are vulnerable statewide. The article was written by Amber Thompson, reporter WCT.
  • Thursday June 21, 2007-Julie was a guest on NBC’s KARE `11 Showcase Minnesota television program MPLS, MN. Julie was interviewed by Heidi Bodine-the segment focused on Autism, Julie’s book The Color Red, her upcoming book, and most importantly Project Lifesaver - tracking devises that should be available statewide to those who are vulnerable; such as those who have Autism or Alzheimers.
  • Tragically** 2.5 hours after this LIVE show Julie appeared on a *5 year old Autistic girl, wandered away from her home in the suburb of MPLS, MN-Blaine-. Her body was found in a retention pond 300 feet from her home- 2 hours later after an extensive search including ground support, air support, and K9 units designed to scent track a person.
  • June 21, 2007 10:00 A.M.-11:00A.M. NBC/KARE 11 Julie will be a guest in studio on NBC- KARE 11's "Showcase Minnesota" TV morning program, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She will be interviewed and discussing her book "The Color Red", Autism and the current book she is writing; profiling families in Minnesota raising Autistic children still in it's early phase. This is an hour long show, we do not at this time know what part of the program/time she will be on, when we have this information we will post it.
  • Thursday June 21, 2007- CBS WCCO’s 10 P.M. News -Anchorman DON SHEBLY devotes his segment “In the Know” to Project lifesaver tracking devises and discusses the tragedy in Wisconsin and in Blaine, Minnesota earlier that afternoon, that 2 young Autistic children have no died with in a week. Don leads the segment with Julie’s name, information etc.

    Web site print transcript and film below. Mr. Shelby is a man of compassion, concern and influence. This segment along with our time in studio (radio) has reached thousands of people. In addition-the people who can help implement this to become statewide.
  • Julie is currently working on contacts with the Minnesota Governor Tim Paulenty and State Representatives, Senators, and Minnesota Law Enforcement. She is putting together a team to write proposals for Minnesota State Government to have federal funding dollars allocated to make Project Lifesaver a state wide federal program offered to all needed in the great state of Minnesota.

    She has people on board for this project however is looking for more-Please contact Julie via her web site email or Susan her Publicist -telephone and email information listed on this web site. * If you have an Autistic or vulnerable child or loved one with Alzheimer’s this information has a great impact on the safety of your loved one. Even with good proposals to government-the more people pushing for Project Lifesaver statewide the better our chances of having this implemented. You must speak up for the safety of those who can not speak for themselves. Raise you voice for others to hear. I am on board, so are many others-join us in making a change to protect those we love!
  • Lakes Area Review Newspaper Monday April 9, 2007; Article on Julie and her book The Color Red; interview
  • Julie was a guest on WCCO AM Radio “The Don Shelby Show” Minneapolis, MN. April 3rd 2007, to discuss the book The Color Red and Autism. Dr. Craig Hunter; Minnesota Autism Center was also a guest of the hour long show. Below is the link to listen to that broadcast. All commercials have been removed.
  • Julie will be in the KWLM studio with Bud Hanson for the “Open Mic” hour, Wednesday April 11th from 10 AM - 11 AM, to discuss her book The Color Red and Autism and to take calls from listeners the second half of the show.
  • K95.3 FM Julie will be interviewed in studio for the "Roundtable" discussion on Autism and her book. This will also be broadcast on 1590 AM KDJS. April 8th at 7:30 AM.
  • April 16 Julie will be a guest on WJON 1240 AM at 8:10 am with Bob Hughes in studio in St. Cloud, MN as part of the morning show.
  • Julie will be featured to discuss Autism and the book The Color Red in several newspapers and television in the month of April, as we know the dates we will post them.
  • Barns & Noble has sold out for the 2nd time with Julie's book The Color Red. They now have more and are available online and if they are not in stores yet ( sold out ) you can bring the ISN# and they will order it for you at any of their stores.
  • Borders Books still has some available online
  • Author House ( Julie's Publisher always has copies and are shipped in 4-5 days, they are less in cost through the publisher then in bookstores )
  • The launch party is scheduled for April 21, 2007 This is an invite only launch. All press contact Julie's Publisist listed on the website.

* For the press that wishes to attend this as it is an invitation only launch, please contact Julie's publicist at for more information.

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