Author Lawyer Mother
Julie Calidonio is a part-time lawyer/writer and full-time mother of three. She has written three novels that she hopes will be published. She is represented by Latoya Smith at ArtHouse Literary Agency. Check out some of her featured writings and author info below.
She's the daughter of a kick ass father and an inspiring mother, wife to a loving and supportive husband, legal aid attorney, and mother to three children, including a son living with type 1 diabetes.
She had always wanted to write, and during the pandemic she drafted her first novel, and recently completed her third. She had several articles published in Scary Mommy, which highlight her comedic yet poignant writing style.
As an advocate for the JDRF, she also hopes to bring awareness to the rising costs of insulin and other diabetic supplies. #insulinforall
THE BITTERSWEET SPOT is Julie Calidonio's first book. Plus-size unfiltered Latina Cali Cruz forms and unlikely friendship with her son's pediatrician, who she convinces to help her investigate her husband's alleged infidelity. The pair's unlikely friendship proves that not all love stories are romances.
Her second novel TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH is complete as a sequel or as a stand alone novel, and follows Cali as she continues her quest for self-actualization and takes her relationship with her pediatrician to the next level.
Her third novel BOOK CLUB BEAUTIES is currently out on submission. It offers a unique twist on book club dynamics. In this Pitch Perfect meets Mean Girls spoof, a social media mishap ignites a smoldering rivalry between two females splintering their beloved book club, but when faced with a common enemy, can the pair put aside their egos and unite for the common good?
Julie recently completed her fourth novel JUST SAY YES. After being publicly shamed for knitting at the Super Bowl, an up-tight single veterinarian decides to take a stranger’s advice and open up to new experiences, setting her on an expected course. With a Cyrano de Bergerac spin, the novel follows two enemies as they unknowingly fall for each other, and despite their differences, decide to “just say yes” to love.
“Cheers to those that wish us well, and to those that don't may they go to Hell.”
Sandy Rogers, Julie's beloved grandmother and writing mentor
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BITTERSWEET SPOT
Kevin Schmid, Julie's husband who was surprised that she actually wrote a good book
Wow. It's actually a really good book.
an Advancement Consultant and Julie's neighbor
A brilliant writer and the book is a good read. . . It's emblematic of a book that you don't want to end.
Julie's ride or die OB/GYN, who hopefully knows lots of women
It was really well written and very interesting. A lot of women will relate to the difficulties of raising children and having a partner who's there but not there. I'm going to send it to every woman I know.
In this book, Julie engages the reader through a deft combination of plot, characters, dialogue, descriptive passages, laugh-out-loud humor, clever grammar and formatting, and quite a few insights into the human condition. In short, Julie knows how to tell a good story.