Julie Powell was born and raised in Austin, Texas, where she first fell in love with cooking — and her husband, Eric. She is the author of a cooking memoir, Julie & Julia, which was released in 2005. Her writing has appeared in Bon Appétit, The New York Times, House Beautiful, and Archaeology Magazine, among others. She lives in Long Island City, Queens.

Books in order of publication:

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen2005
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession2009