Julie(n) M. Tate (currently published under the name Julie M. Tate) is a recent graduate from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in English and a creative writing emphasis. She is a published author, blogger, and online magazine editor.
Her work has appeared in literary journals such as Papyrus, anthologies such as The Great American Poetry Show and online journals such as The Commonline Journal. Her first chapbook, The Rough Chronicles of Bipolar Romance, was published in 2009. She is the owner, author and editor of Gossip [&] the Devil, a creative/lifestyle website that showcases her own poetry and prose, and promotes mental health awareness. G[&]D also covers interviews with independent artists in a variety of mediums, from music, to photography, to painters and fellow authors.
She is also a literary editor for The Commonline Journal.
She is the owner and sole designer for Modern Orphan Designs – the umbrella design house she uses to publish books, create Gossip [&] the Devil t-shirts, necklaces and one-of-a-kind artwork.
In her other life, she is well-versed in the WordPress content management system and HTML, and has experience in website management and, to a smaller degree, graphic design. She has been the Administrative Assistant for an open and affirming organization for over two years, and helps promote GLBT rights and community awareness about food shortages, on top of the duties that being an Administrative Assistant requires. She also has extensive customer service and bartending experience and is a dedicated, loyal, creative, and tenacious worker.
Julie(n) is a fan of theatre and can be seen around town on various community stages pretending to be someone who can act. When not on stage, she is an avid supporter of the local art, theatre and music scene.
She currently resides in Tulsa, OK, but misses Chicago every day of the year. (Yes, even in the winter. Especially in the winter.)