Julie's new book, Writing Shotgun: Tales From The Passenger Seat, is now available at Amazon and soon in bookstores!

Writing Shotgun is a collection of short stories and poems: In a society obsessed with the anxiety- producing message that we should all be in the driver’s seat of our destiny in life — even when we really can’t — these six stories and four poems celebrate the adventure, the enlightenment and the wisdom that comes from being along for the ride.
So, climb aboard an overcrowded, barely seaworthy freighter bound for Zanzibar; meet a tiny home invader who arrives with a powerful message of love; discover how lutefisk can change your life, and more.

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Buy Writing Shotgun: Tales From The Passenger Seat at Amazon.com

Crash Course earned an honorable mention for nonfiction in the 2020 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

Heartfelt thanks to all who came to Powell's to welcome Crash Course, the first and only book about the 1978 Portland aviation disaster that both made history and changed history. 

Super honored to have a return engagement with McMenamins History Pub series and here’s why: the program does a great job of illuminating the diversity of our shared history in Oregon and the northwest. Curated by historians who have an eye for everything from the wacky and weird to just plain wow, History Pub gives us a way to get to know each other better through the work of local writers, activists, academics, artists and more. If that’s not enough, the programs are FREE, food and drinks are available and the presentations are held in iconic R&R (rescue and restore) McMenamins properties that are more beautiful now than they ever were.

Do check out the whole schedule here, and if you can, join me at the Edgefield on August 27 for the story behind the story of United Flight 173. I’ll be signing books, too!

1978 plane crash into Portland neighborhood killed 10, allowed a prisoner escape -- and haunted pilot

- The Oregonian (Oregon Live) December 27, 2018

Combining the "tension of a thriller, the drama of the courtroom trial, and the cool-eyed analysis of a procedural," Julie Whipple's debut book is equal parts harrowing and engaging.
— The Portland Review

In 1978, a Jetliner Crash-Landed on Burnside. In “Crash Course,” Journalist Julie Whipple Explores How the Accident Changed Aviation.

- Willamette Week

The deadly Portland plane crash that changed the airline industry.
KOIN TV, Portland Channel 6 in-depth feature on the crash of Flight 173
- November 15, 2018

KBOO News In Depth: Julie Whipple

Audio interview with Julie Whipple, hosted by Ken Jones. Air Date: Monday, July 30, 2018

NEWS: Crash Course is now available as an audiobook produced by Post-Hypnotic Press of greater Vancouver, British Columbia, and narrated by award-winning Heather Henderson. Watch the trailer, and find it on Audible!

Crash Course reviewed at writer Brian Carland's Blog...