This is the first of what we hope to be an extensive list of posts featuring PWAC Quebec members.
For our inaugural post, let us introduce Julie Barlow.
Joining PWAC was one of the first things Julie Barlow did when she started out as a freelance magazine writer in 1994 – and two decades later, her PWAC membership is about the only thing that hasn’t changed. Julie moved to France in 1999. Then in 2003, she published Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong with her husband, journalist Jean-Benoît Nadeau. The book went on to become an international bestseller. In 2006, Barlow and Nadeau published The Story of French, then picked up and moved with their twin daughters to Phoenix, Arizona, to research their next book, The Story of Spanish (due out in April 2013, St. Martin’s Press). Julie speaks about the French and the French language, teaches courses on writing and marketing for writers, and is developing documentary films. Her writing has appeared in magazines in Canada, the US and Europe, including The New York Times, the Courier international and most recently, in USA Today. She is also a regular contributor to L’actualité magazine in Montreal.