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2017+ PAVA - Professional Association of Professional Artists

2017+ Authors & Experts

2016+ Independent Authors Network

2016+ Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators 

2014-2017 California Writer’s Club, Vice President East Sierra Branch 

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About Julianne Black

Julianne is a Certified Life Coach, Time Management Coach and author of the upcoming book Wicked Epic Real on the power of authenticity. Watch for it!

She is also a also a children's literacy fanatic and created and developed a blog dedicated to  promoting new releases and special author interviews. The platform helps celebrate and promote creativity and originality in the children's book market. 

Julianne Black has authored and illustrated over a dozen children’s books, including the Augmented Reality enhanced Sleep Sweet, exhibited at BookExpo 2017 in NYC and being used nationwide in children’s hospitals for relaxation and distraction therapy.

The recipient of multiple awards for writing and artwork, most recently the 2017 Jack London Award from the California Writers Club, her work as an internationally recognized graphic designer and digital/print promotion specialist has earned her to opportunity to work with clients including Sears, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, and Quebec’s Place Des Arts and can be viewed worldwide. 

Her art has been published several years in a row in ComicCon International’s Souvenir Book, Art 278, Story Monsters Ink Magazine, and multiple travel and trade publications.

Her blog with new updates and news is 


2017 - May 19th, Me and My Shadow, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, Florida

2017 - May 12th +, 7th Annual Art to the Rescue Benefit for Dunedin Doggie Rescue, Stirling Art Studios Dunedin, Florida

2016 - November 7th through December 31st, Solo Show, Fine Art, Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, CA

The Author of Wicked Epic Real • BRANDING, DESIGN & MARKETING COACH • Children's literacy Advocate


2017 - Certification in Life Coaching

2017 - Certification in Time Management Coaching

2007 - Bachelor of Science, Computer Animation, Westwood College, Denver 

2006 - Associates Degree, Multimedia & Web Design, Westwood College, Denver

1999 - Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, Flagler College, St Augustine, FL

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2017 Jack London Award, California Writers Club

2016 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - Honorable Mention in the Picture Books Age 5 & Younger, Sleep Sweet

2016 Peggy Connelly Scholarship  for aspiring writers

2015 Gittle Publishing List Top Indie Children's Book List - Sleep Sweet

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Pre-K - 6th Grade Topics:

  • What is inspiration?
  • How to create your own book
  • Why art is important / art jobs
  • What does an author do?
  • Creative exploration
  • Writing (and reading) for fun

Middle Grade / High School Topics:

  • Living and working as  a professional artist
  • Creative professional preparation (Classes I wish I took in college...)
  • The significance of Art History classes in future occupations
  • The value of pushing your creative limits
  • How to get a "real job" while still being an artist
  • Getting past self-criticism

College Topics:

  • Staying creative under deadline pressure
  • Creative collaboration - working in team creative situations.
  • Creative employment - resumes, style and being professional without selling out
  • How to combine creative  disciplines to be a new (and in demand) animal
  • Motivation and inspiration tips for entry level employment opportunities

Corporate Topics:

  • Finding your creative side
  • Rekindling a passion for your job
  • Bringing fun to work
  • Personality for Engineers, 101

For Artist and Writers Groups:

  • Indie (Self) Publishing
  • Marketing for non-marketers
  • Social Media strategies for the creative professional
  • Createspace / Amazon selling


2017 Illustrations Published: San Diego ComicCon International, 2017 Souvenir BookBatgirl - 50th Anniversary of Batgirl & Hulk - 100th Birthday Celebration of Jack Kirby , Digital Paintings

2017 August Issue, Story Monsters Ink Magazine, Q & A with Lesléa Newman

2017 August Issue, Story Monsters Ink Magazine, Book Reviews

2017 July Issue, Story Monsters Ink Magazine, Book Reviews

2017 June Issue, Story Monsters Ink Magazine, Book Reviews

2017 Coloring Book, Artist & Author, My Dunedin Coloring Book

2017 Color Speak!: Using Synesthesia to Improve Your Life, Illustrator, Cover Artist, Layout

2017 March Issue, Story Monsters Ink Magazine, Featured Article, Raising A Mighty Girl

2017 Squirrels, Socks & Stolen Crowns, Co-Author and illustrator, Cover Artist, Layout

2017 Jan Issue, Story Monsters Ink Magazine, Lesson Plan: Coloring Books

2016 Coloring Book, Artist & Author, My Thank You Coloring Book

2016 Coloring Book, Artist & Author, My Desert Coloring Book

2016 October Issue, Women In Art 278 Magazine, two page illustration spread 

2016 October Issue, Story Monsters Ink Magazine, Featured Article, Scoring Goals: Momentum Aids for Busy Creatives

2016 Visitors Guide to Inyo County , This is My Inyo, story published

2016 Illustration Published: San Diego ComicCon International, 2016 Souvenir Book, 75th Anniversary of Wonder Woman, Portrait of Linda Carter, Digital Painting

2016 Illustration Published: San Diego ComicCon International, 2016 Souvenir Book, 50 Years of Star Trek, Portrait of Gorn, Digital Painting

2016, Picture Book, Author & Illustrator, Spiders Big Idea  

2016, Poetry Picture Book, Author & Illustrator, Grandkids’ Brigade Parade 

2015 Illustration Published: San Diego ComicCon International, 2015 Souvenir Book, 50th anniversary of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Portrait of Nick Fury, Digital Painting

2015, Picture Book, Author & Illustrator, Sleep Sweet 

2014, Picture Book, Author & Illustrator, The Mermaid Box, The Curious Collection Vol 1 

2014, Picture Book, Author & Illustrator, Bringing Flowers to the Moon 

2012, Picture Book, Illustrator, What's for Dinner?: A Delightfully Disgusting Menu 

2012, Poetry Picture Book, Author & Illustrator, Hide or Flee from A to Z  

2011, Textbook / How-To, Author & Layout, Social Media: An Idea & Etiquette Field Guide for Small Businesses