The Backstory Project

So if you follow me on instagram (@julieolsonbooks), you'll know I keep pretty busy with various things in my, exercise and art being the main 3. And maybe that's why I blog less and less. But in the day to day, I don't often stop to think of how I got to where I am in my life. Do you?

I had the chance last week to reflect on how I got to be where I am in my illustration career when I was interviewed by Matt Pierce for The Backstory Project. If you are a fan of This American Life, I bet you will love these little interviews too. And if you want to know a bit of my own backstory, concerning my career, go check out the podcast HERE.

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I'm a freelance illustrator working in the children's book industry. I love kids and raising my own 4 children. They are the inspiration and the passion behind all I do in art and in life. See my website at

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