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Author Spotlight: Julie Carrick Dalton

Movement and first loves as a path to writing

By Monica PrinceIMG_8296

Journalist Julie Carrick Dalton’s manuscript The Poacher’s Code was selected as one of the top ten finalists for the SFWP Literary Awards Program. She’s published more than a thousand articles in The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Hollywood Reporter, and elsewhere. Her short stories have also appeared in Charles River Review, The MacGuffin, and the anthology Turning Points: Stories of Choice and Change. Her manuscript won the 2017 William Faulkner Literary Award, and the Writers League of Texas Award for general and literary fiction. She received her master’s in creative writing from Harvard University Extension School, and recently signed with Writers House.



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2017 William Faulkner Literary Contest Winner
First Place, Novels – Julie Carrick Dalton The Poacher’s Code


1)  I have four kids, three chickens, two dogs, and one husband. And 40,000 dead Italian honeybees (Curse you, Colony Collapse Disorder).IMG_8250

2)  My news and feature articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, Business Week, The Hollywood Reporter, Baby Talk, Inc. Magazine, CFO Magazine and dozens of other publications.




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Interview with Julie Carrick Dalton, Runner Up (twice!) in the Spring 2017 Flash Fiction Contest

Julie Carrick Dalton grew up in Maryland and on a military base in Germany. She and her husband lived in five states and DC before they discovered they were always meant to be New Englanders. Go Sox! She’s never moving again.

As a journalist, Julie has published more than a thousand articles in The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Hollywood Reporter, Baby Talk Magazine, and other publications. She is a graduate of Boston’s GrubStreet Novel Incubator, a year-long, MFA-level novel intensive. She has a Master’s in Creative Writing from Harvard University Extension School and has published short stories in the Charles River Review and The MacGuffin.


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Meet a Grubbie: Julie Carrick Dalton

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this edition, meet Julie Carrick Dalton, graduate of both the Novel Generator and the Novel Incubator. Julie has published over a thousand news and feature articles in BusinessWeekInc. MagazineThe Boston GlobeThe Hollywood ReporterBaby Talk and dozens of other publications. Her short fiction has appeared in The MacGuffin and The Charles River Review.profile pic

What author, living or dead, would you most like to have dinner with and why?
Jhumpa Lahiri. The elegance of her writing in Interpreter of Maladies inspired me in so many ways, particularly the way she uses food to develop characters. Whenever I think about the characters in that book I experience a Pavlovian hunger pang and a sense of yearning. When I have my imaginary dinner with Jhumpa, I hope we spend hours preparing the meal together the way the characters in so many of her stories do. Great, now I’m hungry.


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