Who Am I?

Hello and welcome!


Sunburned and tired after hiking the Incan Trail, at the hotel in Cusco, Peru.

I was about seven years old when I got one of those little girl diaries with a lock for Christmas. I have been writing ever since!

I enjoy writing about pretty much anything. One way I get ideas on what to write about is through writing prompts, or what I overhear when I am out and about. Observing people and giving them made up lives fuel my characters and the twists and turns their lives take.

My life is amazing! I live on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, in the forest. I can’t imagine living anywhere else. My family includes my husband and three dogs. Other than writing, I read, hike, knit and do other crafts, keep a bullet and personal journals, travel, camping (with and without our RV), enjoy our grandkids and extended family, friends, my writing group, etc. etc. etc. I have a joyful life with plenty of variety!


Sarge, Mitra and Pearl, my babies.

Julie Hiodges and a friend  during RPG Invesst.

Me and a spirit friend.

Paranormal investigating is an interest that started early in my life. I lived in a haunted house for much of my early childhood, and have lived in them off and on ever since. Because of all those experiences, my mind was opened up, early in life, to different religions, spiritual philosophies and the mysteries of life and death. That is why I write about the paranormal and spiritual thoughts. Every time I write about these topics, I learn more about my own beliefs.

Having practiced  yoga and meditation since the age of 13, it is an important part of my life. Since the age of 19, I wanted to be a yoga teacher. Now I own a yoga studio and teach yoga and meditation in the Tahoe/Reno area. I do my best to maintain a daily yoga and meditation practice. My days are very busy, so sometimes my practice is very short. Meditation has been a part of every day for at least five years. I can’t function well without it! Before most of my writing sessions, I do a short meditation to focus my mind on what I will be writing.

Do you have a question? Please feel free to email me at julesintahoe@gmail.com.