Episode 17 • Jule Selbo
Host & Guest
Guest, Jule Selbo
Host, Kathleen Kaiser
Producer, Adanna Moriarty
About This Episode
Kathleen talks with Jule Selbo in this episode of Talking Book Publishing. Jule is an accomplished writer, she has written plays, worked as a writer on big-name shows, screenplays, award-winning historical fiction, and now her newest series about a female detective. The ladies discuss Jule’s broad career, and her newest book “10 Days.” Join them in the discussion.
About Jule Selbo
Jule Selbo is a multi-award-winning novelist, playwright, and screenwriter whose original work explores an individual’s need for justice, love, and a sense of belonging. She’s written for legends like George Lucas, Aaron Spelling, George Romero, Sissy Spacek, Geena Davis, with projects at
Disney, Universal, MTV, Columbia Pictures, and more.
Growing up in Fargo, North Dakota, Jule created plays in her garage and made short films at the local junior high school. After earning a BFA at Southern Methodist University, and a Masters at UNC, Chapel Hill, she made her way to New York City, where her plays ran off-off-Broadway. Productions in regional theaters and Los Angeles opened opportunities for writing and producing gigs in network television and major film studios in Hollywood.
In the early 2000s, she earned her Ph.D. at the University of Exeter, and took on a professorship at CSU Fullerton, teaching Screenwriting classes and World Cinema. Her three books on screenwriting are curriculum in universities across the globe. She taught in Florence, Italy – and this is where her first novel, Find Me in Florence (Chatelaine First Place Award) was born. Other books include award-winning historical fiction: Dreams of Discovery, Based on the Life of Explorer John Cabot and Breaking Barriers, The Life of Laura Bassi (Finalist for the Goethe Award). Short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
Jule now lives in Portland, Maine. She enjoys being part of the literary and theater communities, sailing, writing for podcasts, cooking, and playing pickleball.
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