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 required a few tissues. I hope you learned things you didn’t know before. I hope you took something away from reading in exchange for your precious time—perhaps even a changed view.

I also hope you’ll tell any friends or family members who might enjoy reading them. Word-of-mouth is the very best way to help a book take flight! Trust me when I say word-of-mouth kept Calling Me Home selling the entire time you’ve waited for Home for Erring and Outcast Girls. Leaving reviews on sites such as Goodreads, booksellers, social media, etc., are appreciated and helpful as well.

It boils down to this: The more readers talk about books they love, the more excitement and attention (known in the publishing industry as buzz) is generated, thus, allowing a novel to get into all the right hands!

Now and then, I’ll post here with an exciting update about one of the books or a new novel in the works, or anything else related to books or writing that’s on my mind. You may subscribe to my notes via the form on the sidebar of this page.

In the meantime, cherish and enjoy your reading life! I’ve heard it said, “Story can change the world, one reader at a time.” I’m not sure who said it first, but I believe it.

Kindest regards,

Julie Kibler
Author of Home for Erring and Outcast Girls and Calling Me Home





  1. Nancy Masarek on July 4, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    I just finished reading Calling Me Home…WOW….I absolutely Loved it! I couldn’t put it down till I reached the end. I was crying and laughing and just so taken with the story. I so look forward to reading your new novel!! I can’t believe it’s yout debut…youu have a special gift…thank you for sharing it with me! I am touched and changed by the beauty of your words….

    • Julie Kibler on July 5, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so happy you enjoyed Calling Me Home and it touched all the right notes with you! ❤️

  2. Jan Nichols on September 2, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    I read both of your books. Home for Erring and Outcast Girls and Calling Me Home,t back to back in just a few days. The characters in both books will stay with me forever. I am touched,humbled, sad and overwhelmed by their lives. Your words are so heartfelt about the struggles they faced.
    Your book Calling Me Home helped me to grieve a loss of my own that I have tried to keep deep inside.
    Thank you
    Jan Nichols

    • Julie Kibler on September 21, 2020 at 11:02 pm

      Thank you for stopping by the website and for your note. It’s so nice to hear that you enjoyed the books and that Calling Me Home helped you process those things. I hope you find some healing. ❤️

  3. Eileen Thornburg on October 4, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    A friend shared Calling me Home with me. I always read everyday… & I couldn’t put this book down. The love story was fascinating, inspirational, & insightful. Well done!

    • Julie Kibler on October 5, 2020 at 11:49 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you’ll check out my new book as well!

  4. Eileen Burack on July 3, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    I just finished Home for Erring and Outcast Girls. I loved it. I never knew this place existed. I also never knew how women from that time were not treated fairly. Wonderful book! Thanks Julie!

  5. Janice Wilson on November 20, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Just finished Calling Me Home and felt compelled to tell you how it blew me away! Hard to believe it’s your debut novel! I can’t wait to read Home for Erring and Outcast Girls. Please keep writing and I promise to keep reading. I am recommending it to all of my friends who are readers and posting about it in a Facebook group called What Should I Read Next? Thank you!

  6. Melanie Holmes on November 29, 2022 at 8:48 am

    Just stopping by your website to see if you have a new book 🙂
    As a self-professed book snob, there are few authors whose work I eagerly await – and yours ranks highest on the list! It’s not just me, btw. My ‘book snob’ friends agree that a truly good book is hard to find – one not padded with an extra hundred pages to please the publisher. Thanks for staying true to the craft!!

  7. Lisa Wisniewski on October 25, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    Just finished “Calling Me Home”. I shared the title and author with several friend just now via text, and this is what I told them about it: “Such a rich, warm story! I stayed in bed all morning until I finished it. Full of all the things in a great story; love, heartbreak, suspense, fear, rage and tenderness.”
    I look forward to reading “Home for Erring and Outcast Girls”, but know I will go back to “Calling Me Home” before long. I just have to get immersed in that warm, rich, full story again!

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