Julia Laxer lives for the stories and writes in the afternoons from a rickety desk in a rose-lit room in downtown Portland. She writes a monthly column for Portland Oregon’s Exotic Magazine, publishes writing in literary journals and anthologies, and freelances for various outlets. In 2014, she founded Books to Patients PDX, an all-volunteer group advocating for the rights of those who live with mental health challenges. She is currently working on a memoir and seeks representation. Julia is not at all mysterious.