Julie A. Swanson

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Dairy Queen

The YA novel Dairy Queen, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock was a refreshing find for me when it came out (2006). It’s Tomboy Jock Lit at its best. I really enjoyed it and found the main character, D.J. Schwenk, to be  an endearing original who I hated to leave at the end of the story.

So I was glad when Catherine Gilbert Murdock wrote two more books featuring the same main character–The Off Season (2007), and Front and Center (2009). Read the rest of this entry »


Speaking of proud…

© Kiyoshi Ota/2012 FIFA

A little over a month ago my hubby Steve coached the U.S. Under-20 Women’s Soccer National Team to the World Cup Championship in Tokyo, Japan. They beat a very good German team 1-0 in the final (who had beaten them earlier in the tournament 3-0 and was undefeated). The coaches and players and team staff were in Japan for a month straight. They worked unbelievably hard and never gave up and made us all proud.