Julie McGue

Author on Reedsy Prompts since Oct, 2021

Author bio

Julie Ryan McGue is an identical twin and an adoptee. Her writing centers on finding out who you really are, where you belong, and making sense of it. In May 2021, Julie’s debut memoir Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and Belonging released and immediately became the #1 New Release in Family & Personal Growth on Amazon. Twice a Daughter has received a Gold Medal in Memoir (female) from Living Now Books Awards, a Silver Medal in Biography & Memoir from the Nonfiction Author’s Association, and an Honorable Mention in Nonfiction-Relationships from Reader’s Favorite Book Awards. Kirkus Reviews has called Twice a Daughter, “An engaging and endearing chronicle of a woman’s quest to find her origins.” Story Circle Network wrote that “Twice a Daughter is a testament to evolving social norms, eradicating the former shame of illicit pregnancy, and a recognition of family bonds.” Julie writes a weekly blog and a monthly column called: That Girl This Life. Her work has been featured on Brevity Nonfiction Blog, Lifetime Adoption Adoptive Families Blog, Severance Magazine, Adoption & Beyond, Adoption.com, and The Imprint e-magazine. Julie has a degree in Psychology from Indiana University and a Masters in Marketing from The Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University. She has served multiple terms on the Board of the Midwest Adoption Center and Benet Academy College Prep High School. She and her husband, Steve, split their time between NW Indiana and Sarasota. Julie is currently working on a collection of personal essays and a second memoir.