About

Julie Strauss Bettinger has been a literary journalist for more than twenty-five years. Her most recent book, Encounters with Rikki: from Hurricane Katrina rescue to exceptional therapy dog, was a 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award and Foreword Indies Book of the Year finalist. She was a finalist for Proximity Magazine’s 2016 Narrative Journalism Prize and her submission will be included in an upcoming anthology. In 2015, Julie coauthored the award-winning Blasted by Adversity: The Making of a Wounded Warrior. She earned both a bachelors and masters degree from Florida State University and a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. Find her at JulieBettinger.com.

Other Works

  • Blasted by Adversity: the Making of a Wounded Warrior

    2015

Awards and Recognition

  • Florida Authors & Publishers Association President’s Book Award, Gold Medal Winner, Autobiography/Memoir (2015) for Blasted by Adversity: the Making of a Wounded Warrior
  • Finalist, 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Encounters with Rikki: from Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog
  • Finalist, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, Animals/Pets (2016) for Encounters with Rikki: from Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog
  • First Place, General Nonfiction, Florida Freelance Writers