Monday, November 5, 2012


Thanks to everyone who participated in the Healer's Destiny Media Blast!

We had 10 winners, out of over 900 entries. Here are the winners and the great prizes they won:

Natasha May winner of the $50 Amazon Gift card and an eCopy of Healer's Destiny, compliments of author Julee Page

Kristin Erker-Campbell winner of an eCopy of Healer's Destiny, compliments of author Julee Page

Brandy Rocha winner of an eCopy of Healer's Destiny, compliments of author Julee Page

Giedre Sliumba winner of an eCopy of Soul's in Peril compliments of author Sherry Gammon

Trisha Custer winner of an eCopy of Snow White compliments of author Cindy C Bennett

Amber Nicole winner of an eCopy of Temptation compliments of author Jamie Canosa

Sheena-kay Graham winner of an eCopy of The Elephant in the Tree House compliments of author Maren Dille

Jennifer GW winner of a mystery prize compliments of author Felicia Rogers

Claire Taylor winner of an eCopy of Adrift compliments of author Elizabeth A Reeves

Lea Martin winner of 3 bookmarks compliments of Nikki at Vamps and Stuff

If you see your name here you should be receiving an email from the sponsor of your particular prize. If you haven't received an email, please let us know at

Again, congrats to all the winners, and thanks to the participants as well as much gratitude to everyone who so graciously donated a prize, and to author Julee F Page for her donation of the gift card and for hosting the giveaway to bring awareness of her book Healer's Destiny.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Celiac Disease

So while everyone that meets me personally learns quickly that I have Celiac Disease, I thought I would share it with all of my fans too. I was diagnosed in February of 2004. I had been in and out of the hospital, sicker than I can ever remember being. At one point my mom said a doctor had told her, "Her (as in me) body is shutting down and she is dying, but we can't figure out why." Being so long ago I had never even heard of Celiac Disease. I didn't know such a thing existed. At 5'8" I weighed 89 pounds at my thinnest and sickest. My dear sister used to say I was "concentration camp victim thin". It wasn't until they knocked me out and biopsied all of my insides that they discovered the truth behind my mysterious illness.

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder. Every time I eat anything with GLUTEN (wheat, rye, barley, and most oats) my body sees it as a foreign object and enemy. In retaliation my body wages war on the gluten inside my small intestine. Problem # 1: my body can't differentiate between the gluten and itself so in the process of this war my small intestine also gets attacked and damaged. Problem #2: Being an organ attached to me this causes severe pain and complications. Since the small intestine is where most absorption of nutrients occurs the person with this disorder cannot receive adequate nutrition even if they eat a balanced diet.  

Symptoms I suffered from were constipation, severe abdominal pain and bloating, body aches, malnutrition, brittle bones, brittle hair and nails, no enamel on my teeth, recurrent infections like RSV, etc.

To correct this disorder a simple gluten-free diet is prescribed. I can tell you that within a week I was feeling better! Sure it takes months to years to correct so much damage to the small intestine, but removing the problem made a serious impact on my overall health and feeling of well-being.

We have since discovered that this genetically passed on disease has been in fact bestowed so graciously on our two sons. Symptoms they suffer from when exposed to gluten include severe abdominal pain and bloating, severe diarrhea, skin rash, wearing down of the enamel on teeth, lack of appetite, headache, grumpiness, and restlessness.

It is important to know that because it is an autoimmune disease it means your immune system goes into full on war mode and more than just the intestines are affected. Our oldest son has permanent scarring on his legs from the rash he developed before we turned him gluten free. While the rash cleared up completely, the scars are a constant reminder of his gluten sensitivity. He also has no enamel on his teeth and has had several thousand dollars worth of dental work to try to correct the problems associated with no enamel.

Also, everyone with Celiac Disease shows different symptoms. Some people don't even know damage to their intestine is occurring while others, like my sons and I, get seriously ill when exposed to gluten. If you are concerned you may have this disorder I strongly suggest you speak with you Primary Health Care Provider (PCP) before going gluten free. If you remove the problem and try to get tested for the disease the results will be inaccurate because the immune system will no longer be fighting gluten. While this is of course the overall goal, it is important to remember there could be other factors at work and by changing your diet you might miss the chance to truly find out what your body is fighting. Something more serious could be going on and only your PCP can diagnose you with Celiac Disease.

Personally, I am grateful for my diagnosis. While eating gluten free sucks sometimes, I don't have to take medications to treat my condition. Without gluten in my diet I am a healthy individual and can lead a normal life. If I had to choose a problem to have, this would be it. For more information on this disease you can visit and I strongly advise you to seek an audience with your PCP.

A Sequel?

I have been having a lot of questions regarding a sequel to Healer's Destiny lately... for all who have read it know it is definitely the first of a series. I have good news: I have actually started the writing process for unnamed book two! I have most of the story already, just got to get it all on paper. How long does this usually take you may ask? Well... as a mother of two, a full time nurse, a wife, and everything else in between it could take me much longer than I would prefer. Just know it is now a work in progress and each day brings it closer to a reality! Thank you to all my family, friends, and fans for all of the support I have received with Healer's Destiny, it has given me the encouragement I have needed to start the next of the series! And thank you to Prose by Design for all of the hard work they do for me! I promise to keep you updated on said sequel and even give sneak peaks along the way at my discretion!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Healer's Destiny Media Blast

Welcome to the media blast for Healer's Destiny, the great new novel from author Julee F Page.

Not only are you entered for the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Julee F Page, you also have the chance to win a copy of Healer's Destiny, as well as lots of other prizes from other authors and bloggers. In total there are 8 prizes to give away. That means 8 winners!

Enter on the Rafflecopter on this page, then hop on over to the other participating blogs listed beneath the Rafflercopter for more chances to enter.

A war is waged on humanity when the kingdom of Kavorin realizes only male heirs are being born. The curse can only be broken by a young girl brought up in secret. Her heritage protects her from human magic, but in order to break the curse she must leave everything she holds dear and face the most powerful man in the kingdom.

The daughter of a gifted blacksmith and student to the great magician Gethin, Eliana finds her world turned upside down as she leaves her home to fulfill her destiny. Trolls, heartless bandits, and dragons are only a few of the dangers Eliana will face on her journey. What she doesn’t expect to find is an angry god behind the chaos her world has been suffering from for so many years.  
About the Author
Julee Page is an RN from SLC, UT. She lives with her husband and two beautiful sons. Reading has always been a passion of hers and writing followed easily behind. While she loves all types of literature, Fantasy and Science Fiction are her favorites. She hopes her works will be enjoyed by many in the years to come.

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Newest Obsession

So, I have a list of obsessions that I am not always proud of (picking zits, crocheting, pretending to know how to sew, making up new recipes, and watching Glee), but my newest is by far the most addicting for me. Thankfully I have a husband that keeps me focused on the important things because if it wasn't for him I would totally forget about everything and watch every episode of ABC's 'Once Upon A Time' in one sitting. Whoever wrote this story should seriously go down in history for being genius. I don't want any spoilers because at a steady (but slow) pace my hubby and I are ticking one episode off at a time, SIGH. Man I hate responsibility sometimes. I truly aspire to write something as epic as this tale. The fact that my husband will sit and watch it with me, a man who hates to sit still and feels watching a movie is torture, is testament to how awesome this story really is. Someday I will be the writer of something just as great!  


For all who don't know, Prose By Design (run by best selling authors Cindy Bennett and Sherry Gammon) has changed the face of my book completely. And I don't just mean the cover. These two amazing women have put so much time and effort into my book marketing that I can never even begin to thank them enough! This book blast has really had an impact on how much exposure my book has gotten and will get in the future and I am so excited! They have been so patient with me when I haven't been able to put as much time into this as I would like and they haven't given up on my book. Thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you again! I couldn't do it without you! Love, Julee

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Media Blast for Healer's Destiny with a $50 Gift Card

Author Julee Page is sponsoring a media blast for her novel, Healer's Destiny, along with Prose by Design. She'll be giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card, as well as copies of Healer's Destiny.

We're accepting anyone who has a blog to join in. It's pretty easy. We'll send you the info you need for the post. You post it anytime between Oct. 30 - Nov. 2. Your post will include the cover, blurb, and purchasing info about the book. Other options you can choose from are: reviewing the book (we'll send you an eCopy), interviewing the author, or having the author guest post on your blog on a subject of your choice.

What do you get? For posting a blog, you get a spot on the Rafflecopter to have entrants either follow you on FB, Twitter, or by GFC for extra entries. We'll also have a link to all of the blogs that participate.

If you are an author with a book you'd like to give away in the contest, or even a book blogger with swag you'd like to give away, we'll add that along with the prizes Julee's providing. This is great advertising for you with a single day's post. To have a giveaway, you must also have a post on one of the days listed above, the same as any other blogger.

Fill out the form below to enter.

Friday, August 24, 2012


Hey everyone! I have started a fundraiser and it is called "Nate's Ears". It is for a man (husband and father of four) who lost his hearing and is trying to raise the money to get cochlear implants. We are doing a community yard sale, bake sale (cupcakes donated by locals), hot dogs (buns donated by Dunford Bakery), lemonade, and will even have Pop the Clown making balloon animals and doing magic tricks for all who stop by. It is going to be Saturday, August 25th, from 10 am until the party dies down. If you are unable to make it to this event and still want to help, please go to the closest Mountain America Credit Union and make your donation to the Nathan Rasmussen Cochlear Implant fund, account #9463956. Give the gift of hope to a man who well deserves it!! Thanks all, every bit counts! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Keegan's Chronicles Book One

This book, by Julia Crane, was such a page turner! I can't tell you how much I loved it. Keegan, a 16 year old elf with the power to go invisible, has been waiting for her "Chosen" her entire life. Traditionally the elfin people have to wait until their 18th birthday to meet their future spouse, or Chosen, but things change when war interferes with your every day life. The battle against light and dark interrupts life for all supernatural beings. Spending a magical weekend with Rourk and her parents leaves Keegan happier than she ever has been in her life. Rourk is everything she had imagined him to be plus some. He adores her and their bond goes deeper than their souls. And then the Great Battle. Death and separation. Keegan wakes up not knowing who Rourk is, no spark of recognition or pull of their bond. Rourk's heart is crushed, there is no one else for him, Keegan is his Chosen. Can he win her heart the old fashioned way? I recommend this book for any lover of fantasy and romance. I can't wait to read the next in the series!

Monday, July 30, 2012


Chocolate Coconut Balls
(almost raw)

1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp coconut butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
2 Tbsp almond butter

Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Roll into Tbsp size balls and roll in a little bit of extra unsweetened shredded coconut.
Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
Eat right from the freezer or let thaw a few minutes.
Store in airtight container in fridge or freezer.

I found this recipe from Ruth Naylor in her cookbook Gleefully Gluten-Free! Healthy Desserts & Snacks. One of my favorites and for you health nuts it is an extremely healthy and satisfying treat. Bonus: it only takes about ten minutes to make!  I had my oldest son help me mix it all together and I rolled it into balls and let him roll it in the coconut and put it on the paper plate! Even my kids love this treat.

Hubby/Best Friend

I have been feeling exceptionally grateful for my husband as of late. The cliche of I fall in love with you all over again every single day is so true in my marriage. I just have to say I am the luckiest woman in the world and couldn't ask for a better husband or best friend! I already said he does most of the work in our garden, but he also does the laundry, the vacuuming, the dishes about 3/4 of the time, maintenance on our cars, regular furnace filter changes, fills my car up with gasoline regularly (because I hate to do it!), makes sure I always have a supply of the vitamins and supplements I take each day, works full time as a carpenter to help provide for our family, is one of the most loving fathers I have ever met, is patient and gentle with me and our children, is a great example, and is just an all around amazing person! And I don't have to ask him to do those things, he just does them! I know I take him for granted more often than not. I have to admit that when my youngest refused to come to me and only wanted daddy I was quite jealous, but it was so sweet to see daddy playing with our baby boy. I want him to know how much I love him and how grateful I am for all he does for me and our family. And of course for all of the support he gives me in my journey to becoming a full time author. I love you babe!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

About Me

I am thinking of starting a Q and A. If you have a question to ask (and it is intrigues me!) I will answer you back. I will post the question and my answer at my earliest convenience. For some very basic Q's and A's...

Q: Favorite color?  
A: Purple (surprise! haha).

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: A black lab/chow (chab chab) named Sam and a black house cat named Zee.They have actually grown to really care about each other and it is so sweet! My oldest son also has a frog that we raised from a tadpole (named Frog) and a gold fish to keep him company (named Fish). Isn't my little guy so original! My husband and I also had rats when we were first married (Prince and Scruffy), they are really smart and fun. Unfortunately they only lived about 2 years. We had to take down our cool tropical fish tank when we first moved into our current home because the excessive amount of sunlight it received kept the algae thriving too well and nothing we did helped for very long. 

Q: Favorite hobbies?
A: Besides the obvious reading and writing I also love to sing and cook. I might not be the best at singing or cooking, but they sure make me smile! 

Q: Where is your favorite vacation spot?
A: I haven't been very many places, but a place I have always loved since I was a little girl is the west coast. Especially the beautiful scenery between Longbeach, WA and Tillamook, OR. There are a thousand places to camp or rent along there and I recommend anywhere closest to the water!

Q: What is your greatest ambition?
A: If I could ever become a full time writer I would feel so blessed! However, I am currently an RN and I absolutely love my work. I am blessed with a great career in a great company and may decide to some day further my education and get my Master's. Who knows, I may even decide to keep going and become a Nurse Practitioner! 

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: The first response that comes to mind is, "I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens!" -Drew Barrymore as Danielle in Ever After

Q: What inspired you to write Healer's Destiny?
A: I have been writing silly things ever since I was little and I love to let my imagination run away to where ever it pleases. Healer's Destiny started taking form right after the birth of my first son. As explained in "Sweet Baby Boy" I am in the habit of rocking my children to sleep. This habit probably formed because my first son was such a horrible and stubborn sleeper (or stay awaker). While I spent those long hours rocking him in the chair, trying to keep from getting frustrated, I would think about my fantasy worlds. Healer's Destiny was born! Every character was formed and every landscape took shape in that wonderful (and I swear ancient) rocking chair.   
Now your turn! Send me a question and I will do my best to answer!



Okay, so I don't have a high horse about organic living, though I can see the benefits and how it is better for our bodies to choose such a lifestyle. However, my high horse is focused on the simplicity of gardening. This is my family's second year of growing our own garden and the blessings from it have been so amazing. Not only do we have our own worm hole leading into the produce section at the local supermarket, but we also have a responsibility as a family to work together to keep the supply going. It amazes me that my five year old is so willing to help water our plants and keep an eye out for weeds. I have what I like to call a "black thumb" (yes, I kill bamboo!) so my hubby tells me what to do and my five year old reminds me to do it so it gets done. Without my family and a little faith it wouldn't be successful. I will admit my hubby spends more time working in the garden than I do, but he tells me how I can help.
Our family lives in a townhome with almost no land to speak of. How do we garden you ask? Containers! We never thought it would be so successful, but we filled up our pots with normal potting soil and we feed them once a week while watering to keep the nutrients replenished. Our front patio is covered in beautiful plants that give us a rich supply of fruits and veggies all through summer and fall. The best part is going out front to pick some tomatoes for our fresh BLTs or peppers to go in our breakfast burritos. We thank our Heavenly Father daily for the large supply of fresh food he gives us through a little work and tender loving care!


I have to admit, I rock my baby boy to sleep at night... or my hubby does. Just like we did with our first sweet baby boy. The problem, you ask? When sweet baby boy wakes up he can't get back to sleep on his own. In fact, my oldest still needs us to be in his room until he falls asleep also. It is very convenient at bedtime that we decided to have our boys share a room. The best part about it though is the family time it gives us before bed. We read as a family, say our prayers, and then mommy sings. It has always been that way and I hope it always will be. I have to remind myself at four in the morning that when sweet baby boy wakes up and needs me it is really a blessing. As he gets older he isn't going to depend so much on his parents and I will lose that special time with him. It reminds me of the song "Your Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins. And the more I think about it, the more I realize I really am going to miss it.

Friday, July 27, 2012



Loved this book by Aaron Patterson! I felt the entire story was very original and going from one time period to the other was fantastic! I couldn't get from one page to the next fast enough. Airel is descended from a fallen angel as described in the book of Genesis. With the presence of the Brotherhood she develops the gifts that the fallen angels brought with them from heaven. All of the physical and emotional changes from growing up are compounded with the supernatural changes she is facing. She is being hunted though she is unaware until she is kidnapped. With her is the love of her life, Michael, who just happens to hold a very dark secret. Airel faces the twisted idea of becoming attached to her captor and also faces the abstract idea of where her powers come from. Left open for the sequel, I am very excited to jump into the next book, Michael. Very well written! Read it and share your thoughts!


Witch Song

This book, by Amber Argyle, was amazing! It is about a young witch named Brusenna who has to learn how to use her powers by herself after her mother disappears along with all the rest of the witches of their world. The way the witches in this story use magic is by singing (very original!). Following her mother's journal, Brusenna finds a hidden and deserted community named Haven where she finds a library of magical songs and histories that she studies. Aided by a young man named Joshen (yes there is a sweet little romance built into the story) and a group of sailors, Brusenna searches for the evil witch Espen who has captured all the other witches and is using their powers to wreak havoc on their world. By doing this, Espen hopes to gain control of all mankind. Brusenna not only fights a long sea voyage, witch hunters, bad weather, hunger, fatigue, serious wounds, and even a shark, but she also fights her own self doubt and feelings of inadequacy. This is one of a very long list of favorites I hope you will take the time to read and enjoy! If you have read it, let me know what you thought. I, personally, can't wait for the next in the series!!!           


Hey everyone! My name is Julee and welcome to my blog. Thank you for your patience while I am learning how to do this, it takes me a lot of practice to learn new things when pertaining to technology. haha I do plan on making regular updates and answering all questions I can that I receive. So please keep checking back with me and feel free to ask away and get involved in my blog! I hope to tell you more about my book, Healer's Destiny, and also about my family, home life, favorite books and authors, and anything else I might decide to talk about. Hope you enjoy and thank you for all of your support!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012


Welcome to the blog for the exciting new novel by Healer' Destiny Please feel free to look around. If you'd like to read and review Julee's book, contact Prose By Design