Author Archives: Julie Brown

About Julie Brown

JULIE MAYERSON BROWN lives just outside of Los Angeles with her family, three dogs, and hundreds of wild peacocks. She has been writing and publishing humorous essays ever since quitting a decently paying job to stay home and take care of two sons and lots of pets. Publishing credits include Parenting Magazine, Los Angeles Jewish Journal, Daily Breeze, and numerous blogs. She's had two short plays performed in Los Angeles and San Diego, and her short stories have appeared in the anthologies Twisted Tales, Crooked Tales, and Mom for the Holidays (Monkey Star Press, 2016). Her novel, The Long Dance Home, was published in 2013 by Mischievous Muse Press. Learn more about Julie and her writing at

At the Driftwood Motel

The first time I said it aloud, I felt free. The words rolled out of my mouth like birds released from a cage. I was standing in a seedy motel room in front of my dog. I said it again, “My husband is dead.” Continue reading

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