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My First iBook: Darkness Between the Stars Has a New Format

It’s finally happened! The Darkness Between the Stars a book that I am very proud of is now available to download at iTunes. From Goodreads: This book should be read by every parent and teen. This is a story that shows how teenagers can have much stress and pressure to succeed which could lead to depression and thoughts of suicide when life becomes to overwhelming. Parents should not ignore signs and strange behavior and try to seek help before their child gets totally out of control. This book would be great for a must read book in high school. Discussions should be held regarding how to get help for depression and also how suicide effects entire families for the rest of their lives. I myself have learned a lot from reading this and hope many others will read it too. This can possible save lives.


Award winning author Julie Burtinshaw has written compelling and provocative novel about the realities of teen suicide. This is a gritty, honest heartfelt book that is ultimately filled with hope. And not easily forgotten.

Now available to download at your iTunes store.

Pages: 219
Size: 1.0 MB

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Symposium on Manitoba Writing: Let the Stars Shine in Our Bones

The website for the upcoming Symposium on Manitoba Writing is up and looking great. I am excited to be on one of the panels:

Friday, May 11 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Two established writers for young adults consider the growth in Manitoba YA writing, its place in a Canadian YA context and how developing trends in YA writing and publishing might affect its future.

Susan Rocan
Julie Burtinshaw

You can check out my page here, and I will have loads to say about YA publishing – both here in BC and across the country.

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Julie’s Suite Articles

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This year the OLA has partnered with Authors’ Booking Service to assist nominees with bookings. We are pleased to help coordinate school and library visits for all nominees who wish to take advantage of the OLA’s arrangement. There is, of course, absolutely no charge to the OLA, or to schools or libraries, for this service.

Visit this page on our site for links to information on the OLA Nominees we can help you with!

And the Nominees are:

White Pine

The Perfect Cut by Julie Burtinshaw

Book of Michael by Lesley Choyce

Cracked up to Be by Courtney Summers

Getting the Girl by Susan Juby

Half World by Hiromi Goto

The Landing by John Ibbitson

Mostly Happy by Pam Bustin

Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka

The Uninvited by Tim Wynne-Jones

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

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The Perfect Cut: Included in CCBC Best Books For Teens 09

Canadain Children's Book Centre - Best Books 09 Edition

Canadain Children's Book Centre - Best Books 09 Edition

Best Books For Teens 09, Review

Best Books For Teens 09, Review

Thank you for including my book in this list!


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