I was born in Berkeley, California, but moved to Texas at an early age and consider Galveston my home town. I began writing as a pre-teen, and became addicted to mystery and suspense novels in my early twenties. Many years later, I decided to try my hand at writing them myself, and Julia Kalas was born.

The Day Job is licensed Texas architect, running my own one-woman practice in the Live Music Capital of the World. When not architecting or writing, I like to read, play chess, push heavy stuff around, wrangle cats, and fight the patriarchy. 

I'm currently represented by Jessica Alvarez at Bookends Literary. Interested parties of any stripe may also contact me directly.