Julie Chibbaro

Julie Chibbaro grew up in New York City wondering how so many people could live together without infecting each other with mortal diseases.  After attending Performing Arts High School for theater, she ran away to Mexico, where she survived an earthquake and a motorcycle crash and learned a little something about death.  Returning to New York, she decided to create her own fictional characters instead of playing one.  Julie Chibbaro is the author of Redemption, which won the 2005 American Book Award.  Julie teaches fiction and creative writing in New York.  You can also visit her at juliechibbaro.com.

Books by this Author



Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

An outbreak of typhoid fever is sweeping New York & science-whiz Prudence Galewski is determined to prove that she can solve this mystery.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Take it to the edge of risk, then go a little further.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That I can't save the lives of people I love.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That we will completely destroy our planet.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My friendliness. I seem to attract all kinds of people.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I write historical fiction so I tend to identify with whole multitudes, even whole families, depending on what I'm writing.

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