Powell woke to the sound soft knocking.  Disoriented, his eyes flicked around the murky room.  He zeroed in on a lava lamp, the source of the empurpled veil covering...

Valuables stripped and numbered for auction lay in random piles. John overlooked the plaster statues, glanced beyond the panels of plywood nailed over window frames ... 

Boy on a rope
       (September, 2017)



"Tremendous stories about the real life of parenthood. These are essays that will draw you in and stay with you."  - JP

"A must read for all parents."  EP 

Motherlode is a collection of essays examining eye-opening, poignant, brutally honest accounts of parenting.  Essays on bittersweet empty nests, children lost to mental illness, and broken child-parent relationships all share one strong element in common.

Despite the challenges of parenthood, the writers have a deep abiding love and appreciation for their children.
Julia’s essay, “Wrestling with Myself”, is included in this anthology.

Available on: 

Motherlode: Essays on Parenthood

"Thank you for sharing your journey of wrestling through your own emotions so that you could be a supportive mom."  Anne                                        

"Great story! Excellent details. I look forward to reading more of your heart and work."  


The MOON magazine  - A magazine of personal and universal reflections

​​Wrestling with Myself (May, 2014)



Waiting until it stops twitching

       (March, 2017)

Boy on a Rope by Julia Poole -

The East Bay Review

2014 Nonfiction Finalist - "Wrestling with Myself"