fullsizerender-2-copy“It doesn’t require a lot of reading time to know she understands the application of skills that writers must master if they are to be more than a grease fire in a pan.”

 – Terry Kay, award-winning author of To Dance with the White Dog


Creative Nonfiction

paragongangCover11The true story of a mom’s emotional struggle when her youngest son is diagnosed with a brain tumor that changes his life, and hers. 

  • A Top 20 Kindle Bestseller
  • Finalist, 2016 Georgia Author of the Year Award – Memoir

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“Julia McDermott’s All the Above: My Son’s Battle with Brain Cancer is replete with powerful dialogues and descriptions that bring to life the circumstances leading to — as well as the significance of — each of the often life-and-death decisions involved in fighting brain cancer. 

“At the center of this drama is Jack, the courageous and much-loved young man whose struggle reminds us of the often invisible social ties that underpin our lives. In recounting the events, McDermott exposes the powerful relationships among parents and children, siblings, and relatives and friends that sustain life and work, here in face of tremendous stressors. The memoir is also a poignantly appreciative look at the dedicated physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals the family relied on for Jack’s surgeries and recovery.”

             – Iraj Omidvar, 2016 Georgia Author of the Year Award Judge


“I recommend it…very well written, and certainly captured the emotions of parents seeing their son fight a battle with cancer.” 

            – Dr. Allan Friedman, world renowned Duke neurosurgeon

Domestic Psychological Suspense Novels

paragongangCover11To what lengths will a very rich girl go in order to keep her lifestyle when her father dies? Possibly murder.

  • Nominee, 2017 Georgia Author of the Year Award – Detective/Mystery

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UnderwaterAn Atlanta CEO is guilted into funding an expensive spec home by her devious brother, who plans to flip it. Then the market plunges and sends the family into a downward spiral of deceit and danger. 

DIVE INTO a page-turning suspense novel that asks questions about generosity, greed, shame, and sorrow as a family struggles and sinks deep UNDERWATER…

  • Nominee, 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Award – Detective/Mystery
  • Nominee, 2014 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award – Best Novel

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French Travel/Romance Novel

Image 2It’s 1979. Jenny Miles leaves her college boyfriend behind to spend a year studying in the south of France, and to figure out whether he’s The One.

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