Grief Doesn’t End, It Changes

Julee Balko has been a Creative Director, brand builder, and content creator for years – while mothering and lassoing her three crazy daughters in her spare time. But she’s always wanted to be a “real” writer – the kind who has a book with her name on it.

“The Things We Keep” is her first novel and a dream come true.  Julee has always been drawn to writing about interesting characters and complex relationships. She wanted to create characters that go way beyond your “let’s go shopping” kind of mothers. This book was especially written for women and men who are a part of the sandwich generation – those who are trying to take care of their aging parents while balancing parenting, a job, and multiple glasses of wine.

Grief Doesn’t End, It Changes

The Things We Keep, Julee Balko

Chapel Hill, N.C.

Julee’s Website

The Me List upcoming book by Julee Balko

University of Washington Medical Center

Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center

Names of Julee’s stories and essay, “Baggage”, “Dying of Laughter”, “What We Talk About.”

Medium Writer’s platform

The Secrets of Body Language (2008) Director James Millar, The History Channel

The People you Meet on Vacation, Emily Henry

Malibu Rising, Taylor Jenkins Reid

Julee’s Social Media outlets, Twitter, Instagram



“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist

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I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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