“I strive to grab the reader’s attention within the first few words and never let go. Every article has fundamental facts conveyed through an organized outline, but along the way I want readers to feel the heat, taste the dust in the air and smell the cookies baking in the oven. I never ignore seemingly mundane details that pop up in my research, because these often lead to moving and hopefully memorable narratives."
Julia Henri has been a staff writer for the Boston Herald, a stringer for the Associated Press and has worked in investigative and evidence reporting throughout the Boston area.
She also has an extensive background in the arts; the complete vitae is on her website.
Presently, Henri is writing about history, food, fine art, antiques, and auctions. Every article is researched, photographed and documented for accuracy. She often references out-of-print antiquarian books and rare magazines from her library containing materials that date as far back as the 18th century. She has reference to countless digital archives and never hesitates to find just the right expert to unearth answers or lost information.
Henri works in close collaboration with her editors to fulfill their requests. She carefully rewrites and edits copy before submission, and has a solid reputation for meeting calendared deadlines.
Julia Henri is not only a writer but also a professional photographer who stays current with the latest technology. She presently lives in her Staunton, Virginia studio.
“I love my job. I go to work each and every day looking for unusual stories with interesting angles, twists, and hooks that will keep readers curious enough to read through to the very last word.”