Julie Danneberg became a teacher after graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She read numerous children's books in her classroom and saw firsthand how powerful a good book can be for a child. I was inspired to write books similar to the ones I enjoy reading. Julie's book First Day Jitter, a witty and engaging novel about Sarah Jane Hartwell's first day at a new school, was a huge success. The unexpected finale continues to enchant and amaze readers.
Sarah Jane Hartwell's books are perennial classroom favorites, and both teachers and kids adore them. Julie lives in Colorado with her husband and two children. She works as a substitute teacher at a local middle school, where she gets inspiration for her writings. Julie enjoys reading, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her family when she is not writing.