About Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

An emotionally raw and resonant story of love, loss, and the enduring power of friendship, following the lives of two young women connected by a home for “fallen girls,” and inspired by historical events.

About Julie

Julie Kibler is the bestselling author of Home for Erring and Outcast Girls and Calling Me Home, which was an IndieNext List pick, Target Club Pick, and Ladies’ Home Journal Book Club Pick, published in fifteen languages. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism and a master’s degree in library science and lives with her family, including four rescued dogs and cats, in Texas.

Julie Kibler author photo - credit Ben Burke Photography

Book Clubs

I'm always delighted to learn a book club has selected Home for Erring and Outcast Girls or Calling Me Home. Book clubs have been such champions for my novels. THANK YOU!

Also by Julie Kibler

“You'd never guess that Calling Me Home is a debut novel, Julie Kibler's writing is so wise and assured. Although the two strong women she's created come from completely different backgrounds, the bond that grows between them is extraordinary, touching and believable. I laughed out loud in places and had tears in my eyes as I turned the last page. I can't wait to watch Julie Kibler's star rise!”

— Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author of Necessary Lies

Julie's Notes


Dear Reader, Thank you so much for visiting my website and for your interest in Home for Erring and Outcast Girls and Calling Me Home! (Bets are on whether my next novel will include the word home.)  If you’ve had an opportunity to read one or both, I hope you enjoyed the experience—even if it…