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First-time novelist Julie Long was born and raised in Fairfield, Iowa. She was uprooted in her early teens, and when she next returned to Fairfield she found it had been partially taken over by…. Meditators! If you think the average small college town has a town-gown divide, you haven’t seen anything. But Julie herself had gotten into yoga, and Reiki, and energy work as she grew up, so she wasn’t appalled. Instead, she took this new Fairfield, changed its name to Martinville, and created a male character who tries to go home again. The end result – “Rooville:
This book is a fun read, and this was a fun interview!

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Monica Hadley is co-founder, host and producer of Writers' Voices on KRUU 100.1 fm in Fairfield, Iowa, a community low power radio station, and webmaster at writersvoices.com.

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