Joy Road is a memoir by Julie Evans, a change-of-life baby born in 1956 who spent much of her Midwestern childhood nurturing her alcoholic mother and chronically ill father. Both parents died while she was still a teen. She takes readers on a tumultuous ride from the 1950s through the 1990s as she struggles to find herself, developing addictions to sex, drugs, alcohol and nicotine. In the end it's her experiences as a wildlife rehabilitator, and the wise counsel of a country pastor that rescue her and usher her into a life of service. Julie's compelling story is set in colorful locales, including Minneapolis, Phoenix, Key West, New Orleans, Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, and finally, upstate New York. Peopled with a memorable cast of characters, her saga is by turns shocking, humorous and inspiring. Today Julie lives on Joy Road in Woodstock, New York, with a loving husband. She's a healed healer, a writer and a motivational speaker with a thriving massage practice.
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About the Author
Julie Evans, MA, is a licensed massage therapist, ordained deacon, healer, and freelance writer. With her mission to help people transform their wellness into a way of life, Julie takes personal pain, loss, and disease in hand, assisting others to interpret what their bodies and minds are telling them. Julie is a writer and columnist for Healthy You magazine. Her work has also appeared in numerous other media, including Pulse magazine (Voices from the Heart of Medicine), Fictionique, NPR's The Roundtable, the Woodstock Times, and Writers Read Online. Her piece "Sacred Touch" was published in the anthology Into Sanity: Essays About Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Living in Between (Talking Writing Books, 2019). Julie lives in Woodstock, New York, with her husband, Tommy Porto, and their cat, Marietta.