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, ride my bike, wrangle cats, and fight the patriarchy.

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