Author's Page - about Julie

Julie Stephens is an award-winning, non-fiction writer and photographer living at 9,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains with her husband and their dogs. She tells her story in words and photographs.

Her husband first brought her to this little mountain village on their honeymoon in the summer of 1977. They have a grown son and daughter and four grandchildren.

This writer has a master’s in education and has taught just about every age level from preschool to graduate school. She also has a BFA in theater and has performed in community theater as well as in a television advertisement.

Julie spends the majority of her unscheduled days: reading, writing and walking with her camera in hand. Julie’s books are available wherever books are sold as well as on Amazon.

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Watch Julie's interview on "Authors over 50 Podcast" with host Julia Daily.


My writing nook

My writing nook – my computer is next to this wonderful view


Front Deck View

My husband and I often enjoy lunch out here on our deck



From the Introduction of Mountain Devotional by the Rev. Dr. Ed Nettleton

The San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado are among the least known and least visited of the Colorado Rockies, yet they are thought by many, especially those who live here, to be the most beautiful and serene. It is against this backdrop that Candy Beebe and Julie Stephens present Mountain Devotional.


Reflections In The San Juan Mountains

I don't think it's an overstatement to say that anyone who knows Julie is better for it. She lifts up everyone.  For much of her life she did this just by being herself.  Now she has taken some of the inspiration she finds around her, in nature and in everyday activities and submitted that to paper.  As a result, we will all be enriched again by her presence.

David McHam, Instructional Professor
Jack J. Valenti School
of Communication
of Houston

These are some of the photographs in Julie's book:
Reflections in the San Juan Mountains

Reflections Picture

 Reflections Picture

Reflections Picture

 Reflections Picture




Julie's Newest Book

Mountain Mutts – Joy’s Tale

Mountain Mutts - Joy's Tale

Mountain Mutts – Joy’s Tale: a charming story of life and death, as seen through the eyes of two beautiful shelties - a wonderful read aloud - parents and teachers will enjoy the life lessons of tolerance, helping others, the excitement of learning and the always relevant qualitiy of kindness


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 Julie Stephens