Woik is a writer and poet who has created the character-building children's book series, The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash®. Having worked in the field of psychiatry and as a teacher's aide earlier in her career, Julie discovered her innate ability to connect with others. Her dynamic personality and inherent sensitivity enable her to relate to children of all ages, and her relaxed demeanor allows her the opportunity to instill the important life lessons found throughout each of her books. In addition to the writing of the anticipated fifteen book series, she applies her meticulous attention to detail in all aspects of the books' development; from art direction to design layout, printing to distribution, and ultimately advertising and promotion. Julie is also the creator of the educational activities and motivational board game that accompany the series. Julie's tremendous energy and her own child-like playfulness help her bond with children at book signings and author presentations around the country. Whether she's presenting to an entire school or speaking to a single child, she's driven by a passion to empower children to make the world a better place. A proud native of Wisconsin, however, Julie has lived in Sarasota, Florida with her husband for thirty-three years.