After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, Julie James clerked for the United States Court of Appeals in Jacksonville, Florida. She then practiced law with one of the nation's largest law firms for several years until she began writing screenplays. She now writes full time and lives in Chicago with her husband and son.
Just the Sexiest Man Alive is her first novel and will be released by Berkley on October 7, 2008. Ms. James' second novel, Practice Makes Perfect is scheduled be released on March 3, 2009.