About Me

Julie L. Kusma, currently lives in the United States, where she pens speculative fiction short stories, poems, educational books, Children’s books, inspirational art books, and novels.

She is the coauthor of The Darker Half Series (gothic poetry) including The Darker Half, Volume 13, Santa’s Claws, and Unchaste; The Lighter Half Series including Abracadabra and Amore, the inspirational Honey: Words to Heal & Mend, Buddha’s Garden, With Love, The Universe; the award-winning educational books Our Planets: moons, Myths, & More and Our Trees: Botanics, Beliefs, & More, and Children’s books; The Enchanted Faerie Realm, The Poetry Mouse, Alphabites: The Alphabet One Bite at a Time, Jaggy Little Babies, and Keepsakes Series; Our Halloween: Mysteries, Monsters, & More and Our Christmas: Traditions, Memories, & More with award-winning author and poet, Derek R. King. 

She penned the award-winning collections: The Many Worlds of Mr. A. Skouandy & Other Stories from Oakwood Sanatorium (a psychological horror short story cycle) and Stuck That Way and Other Quandaries (a short story collection of paranormal horror). Her other published work includes Pigglety Pigglety Poo (children’s picture book), A Perfect Place for Scary Monsters to Hide with Jill Yoder (children’s Halloween picture book), Where Wildflowers Grow (children’s picture book), Eggie’s Easter Counting & Color Fun with Jill Yoder(children’s concept book), The Circus is in Town (children’s picture book),Which Witch Are You? An Inspirational Halloween Oracle (YA), and of two CDs; Unbind: 7 Chakras Opening Meditations, and Shift: 11 Perspective Changing Meditations and many, many more. 

Several of her paranormal and horror stories and a few poems are available in audio format on her YouTube channel. Recently, contemporaries in the writing community honored Julie with the moniker “Queen of Horror.”

She holds a Master of Science in Health Education and a Master of Art in English, Creative Writing, Fiction.

Message from the author: 

No matter what medium art takes; canvas, clay, or words on paper, the message isn’t so much what it means to the artist, but rather what the piece says to the observer. I hope my work speaks to you. – Julie

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