This is her first effort at writing a book and she has had lots of fun doing it. Julene was born in Watertown, SD and grew up with 2 sisters and 2 brothers. She was raised in a very traditional Lutheran home. Since losing her husband, she has become very spiritual and has completed Reiki level I.
She has four daughters and 15 grandchildren so spent many years raising her family and working at her job for 28 years. After retirement, she has had more time to follow her dream of writing however she keeps very busy with family and friends.
Her main interests are reading, photography, scrapbooking, gardening, shopping, and garage sales, Craft sales and traveling. She loves her family and spends a lot of time preparing for birthdays and holidays which she loves hosting at her home on the lake.
After being born in St Paul, MN, Elise spent a lot of her childhood in Montana where she loved riding horses and having picnics in the mountains. As the oldest child of 4 girls, she had a lot of responsibility after her mother had to go to work to support the family. She knew at a very early age she was different than other children in that she saw spirits. She closed the door for many years and has just recently opened it to try to hear her Papa Tom. Elise has a very strong gift and she also has an amazing way with Reiki.
She has 10 children and has spent most of her adult life raising children and pursuing her interests. Some of them are photography, riding horses,
reading and showing her children how to have fun without spending a lot
of money. She is also very spiritual. There are many stories that she wants to tell but this one is very special to her.