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My short, alliterative bio: My name is Julia Rocchi. I write prose, poetry, and prayers.
My longer, more formal bio: A professional writer and editor, I have worked for 15 years in nonprofit marketing and communications where I create and promote digital content (articles, emails, social media, and videos) for a national audience. With an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, I have garnered multiple story publications and honors, including First Place in the Saturday Evening Post’s 2018 Great American Fiction Contest and Semi-Finalist for Ruminate Magazine’s 2018 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize.
I first started writing Italian Mother Syndrome in 2008 to fill a gap I saw in spiritual content geared toward young adults. Now, 10+ years and hundreds of posts later, the blog and I have grown up together, maturing in style, substance, and faith.
Today I live in Arlington, Virginia, with my family. And like any person with chronic IMS, I am constantly hugging people and cooking for them.
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