Julie Strauss Bettinger
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. Julie’s essay, “Grapes & Wrath at Mission San Luis,” was published in the most recent Apalachee Review literary journal and she was a finalist for Proximity Magazine’s 2016 Narrative Journalism Prize. 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.
Awards and Recognition
- 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