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Julie Anne Peters : biography

January 16, 1952 -

Julie Anne Peters (born January 16, 1952) is an American author of young adult fiction. Peters has published 20 works, mostly novels, geared toward children and adolescents, many of which deal with LGBT issues. In addition to the United States, Peters's books have been published in numerous countries, including South Korea, China, Croatia, Germany, France, Italy, Indonesia, Turkey and Brazil.

Early life and education

Julie Anne Peters was born in Jamestown, New York, on January 16, 1952. When she was five, her family moved to the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Her parents divorced when she was in high school. She has three siblings: a brother, John, and two younger sisters, Jeanne and Susan.

Peters received a B.A. in elementary education from Colorado Women's College in 1974, with a minor in French.{{cite web|title=Julie Anne Peters|url=http://go.galegroup.com.proxy2.ulib.iupui.edu/ps/retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None&sort=RELEVANCE&inPS=true&prodId=LitRX&userGroupName=iulib_iupui&tabID=T002&searchId=R1&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&contentSegment=&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=1&contentSet=GALEH1000118802&&docId=GALE|H1000118802&docType=GALE&role=LitRC|accessdate=9 April 2012}} She taught fifth grade for a year, until she and the principal mutually agreed that teaching was not the career for her. Peters then returned to school, earning a B.S. in computer and management science from the Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1985. During the next ten years, Peters worked as a research analyst, computer programmer, and systems engineer. In 1989, Peters earned an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado Denver with emphasis in information systems.

Awards

Peters has won numerous awards including:

  • KC3 Reading Award, Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians in 1995 for The Stinky Sneakers Contest
  • Best Book in Language Arts: K-6 Novels, Society of School Librarians Internation in 1997 for How Do You Spell GEEK?
  • Top Hand Award for Young-Adult Fiction, Colorado Authors' League in 1998 for Revenge of the Snob Squad
  • Best Books for Young Adults selection, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults selection and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selection, all American Library Association (ALA) awards, in 2000 for Define "Normal"
  • Best Books for Young Adults selection and Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults selection, ALA, Books for the Teen Age selection, New York Public Library and Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2003 for Keeping You a Secret
  • Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Feminist Books for Youth and Stonewall Honor Book, ALA, in 2004 for Keeping You a Secret
  • Buxtehuder Bulle nomincation, National Book Award in Young People's Literature finalist in 2004 for Luna
  • Best Books for Young Adults selection, ALA, Books for the Teen Age selection, New York Public Library, Stonewall Honor Book and Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2005 for Luna
  • Rainbow REads selection, ALA, in 2005 for Far from Xanadu
  • Best Books for Young Adults selection and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young-Adult Readers selection, ALA, and Books for the Teen Age selection, New York Public Library in 2006 for Far from Xanadu
  • Lamda Literary Award, James cook Teen Book Award, Ohio Library Council, Cybils Award finalist and Rainbow Reads selection in 2006 for Between Mom and Jo
  • Golden Crown Literary Award finalist and Rainbow Reads selection in 2007 for grl2grl
  • Books for the Teen Age selection, New York Public Library and Cooperative Children's Books Center Choice designation in 2008 for grl2grl

Published works

  • The Stinky Sneakers Contest (1992)
  • Risky Friends (1993)
  • B.J.'s Billion Dollar Bet (1995)
  • How Do You Spell Geek? (1996)
  • Revenge of the Snob Squad (1998)
  • Romance of the Snob Squad (1999)
  • Love Me, Love My Broccoli (1999)
  • Define "Normal" (2000)
  • A Snitch in the Snob Squad (2001)
  • Luna (2004)
  • Keeping You a Secret (2005)
  • Far from Xanadu (2005)
  • Between Mom and Jo (2006)
  • grl2grl (2007)
  • Rage: A Love Story (2009)
  • By The Time You Read This I'll Be Dead (2010)
  • She Loves You, She Loves You Not... (2011)
  • grl2grl 2 (2012)
  • It's Our Prom (So Deal With it) (2012)
  • Lies My Girlfriend Told Me (2014)
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