Julie Unruh grew up in Montezuma, Kansas. She is a human and animal rights activist living in Lawrence, Kansas, and was co-founder and co-owner of Global Green Publications. In 2013, she published Vegetable Garden: A True Story , with illustrations by Manda Barker, and co-wrote, with Oliver Hall, Historical Document Project 1: The Gettysburg Address . In 2014, she and Hall co-published Martin Luther King, Jr., A Memorial Book Julie also wrote and published Silence (2017) , her ﬁrst poetry book . Then in 2019 published Powerful Women. She is now the new owner Sammy the Cat Productions and Publishing.