Julie Beard is a former journalist who brings her reporting skills to her award-winning, bestselling novels. Imagine investigating weapons of the Middle Ages, or the importance of reputations in the Victorian era, as she did when writing Midnight Angel (Berkley Sensation, December 2003). Julie has been hailed for her ability to magically recreate the distant past. Now she's busy "world building" in the future.

Julie was one of the launch authors for the Silhouette Bombshell series, a new line of romantic action/adventure novels. She debuted with Kiss of the Blue Dragon (August 2004) featuring 28-year-old Angel Baker, a certified retribution specialist who strives to see justice done in the year 2104. The sequel, Touch of the White Tiger, will be a September 2005 release.

Julie was a reporter and a news writer before turning her writing skills to more creative venues. She worked as the night beat for KSDK-TV, covering everything from murders to visiting politicians to hometown parades. As a news writer at the Fox affiliate in Chicago, she wrote copy for the legendary news anchor Walter Jacobson and Robin Robinson.

Julie also has given dozens of workshops and lectures around the country at community colleges, bookstores and writers conferences. She's conducted seminars and written articles about editing, writing, promotions and journalism. She wrote the popular "how-to" book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Your Romance Published. This comprehensive nonfiction title offers advice on everything from plotting and editing a novel to finding an agent and publisher.

Julie graduated from Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism with a master of science degree in journalism. She graduated with a B.F.A. in theatre arts from Stephens College. She lives with her husband, two children and two incorrigible basenjis in the Midwest.

Book List in Order:13 titles

  • "YOU'RE ASKING ME TO GIVE UP MY CAREER TO LOVE YOU? THAT'S NOT FAIR, MARCO." Angel Baker knew the risks. Every day she put her life on the line to protect those Detective Ric Marco and his overwhelmed police force couldn't. In twenty-second-centur...


  • Instead of joining the family fortune-telling business, Angel's busy saving the world. And dating? Why bother when she's got Humphrey Bogart, her sweet-talking robot? Welcome to Chicago circa 2100. The legal system is in shambles, robots are a woman'...


  • Lady Lydia Beaumont may seem like the perfect lady, but she has a secret that could destroy her flawless reputation. She spends her nights disguised as a man, prowling through London's seediest parts to save unfortunate women from the dangers of the ...


  • After more than twenty years, Olivia, Duchess of Brandhurst, is finally free--free from the shackles of a loveless marriage to a cruel, domineering husband. And in one reckless night of passion, she experiences that freedom--in the arms of Will Barne...


  • Gentle Reader, I know I've committed an unpardonable act. I should never have read Miss Liza Cranshaw's letters. I assure you I never intended to wrong her. But now that I've learned of her desperate straits, how can I ignore her plight? Miss C...


  • Dear Reader: I own that I've fallen in love with my new husband! And I knew very well I shouldn't. Though handsome and charming in a rakish way, Lucas Davin is a cutpurse from one of the worst criminal districts in London. I married him in a d...


  • in Charmed

    When darkness holds the most tantalizing of possibilities, what goes bump in the night may be the man of your dreams .... Everything is possible and nothing is as it seems in four enchanting tales brimming with romance, passion, and a touch of won...


  • A dashing knight errant, Sir Hugh de Greyhurst longs for the pleasures of home and hearth. He casts aside all thoughts of love to marry a baron's daughter... SIGHT UNSEEN. But Margrete Trewsbury is as beautiful as an angel -- and just as chaste. ...


  • When beautiful, quick-tempered Lady Rosalind Carbery inherits Thornbury Manor, she's determined to rule it alone and remain a virgin like the great Queen Elizabeth I. She longs for freedom and dreams of writing, like her friend William Shakespeare. ...






  • People whispered about Ariel. For a young woman in the Middle Ages, she was anything but common. She was strikingly beautiful, independent, and the most skilled falconer anyone at Lonegrine Castle could remember. Still she longed for something she'd ...


  • in The Christmas Cat

    On Christmas Eve, a woman searches for her beloved black cat-and meets a tall dark knight......


  • Lady Tess Farnsworth bitterly accepted the royal decree to wed the man whom she detested above all. The gloriously handsome Earl of Easterby had failed her in a desperate time of need, and her only solace in wedding him was the promise of vengeance. ...


  • Lady Katherine rode through a fierce storm to her dreaded destiny: a wedding with the cold-hearted Stephen Bartingham. She had promised her dying brother she'd flee to a convent instead, but her father's will prevailed. She went unwilling, determined...