Julie Tetel Andresen is a romance writer devoted to love, language and adventure out of the ordinary. She writes in all subgenres of romance, learns new languages with gusto and explores all corners of the earth.

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Wendy Osceola wants a place to lick her wounds far from her werepanther family tainted by her brother’s recent arrest. So, she’s fled Miami and set up…

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Yakuza Research for Wealth Whispers

Wealth Whispers is Book III in my shapeshifter series. It will be out in December. In the meantime I want to share with you some of the fun I had putting the story together. I begin with my Yakuza research. First, what’s yakuza? They are Japanese gangsters. The word refers… read more

Rocky Mount, NC – A Travel Blog

Your first question might well be: “Rocky Mount, why?” It’s a good one. Eastern North Carolina  is not typically on a tourist’s radar. A Carolina beach town, sure. But Nowheresville in the middle of Nowhere? Title image: the old cotton mill campus. You can just make out from the writing… read more

Medellín, Colombia – A Travel Blog

For my first foray out in the world since the start of the pandemic I chose Medellín, Colombia. I am very happy with my choice. Medellín is the capital of the Colombian state of Antioquia. If nothing else, it is known for its mountainous beauty: And has the reputation of… read more

Love, language, adventure … out of the ordinary. Julie has written over 30 romance novels, bringing love stories to life in all time periods. She is Professor of Linguistics at Duke University. And she has traveled the world from Brazil to Burma and lived for extended periods in France, Germany, and Vietnam. She spends summers in Romania. (Photo taken at Lake Almaty, Kazakhstan)
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