Julia Fellner

Storyteller, Authorpreneur & Consultant

Category: To be a Hero

To be a Hero is Julia Fellner’s second young adult novel. Here is a collection of bonus features and articles about this novel.

To be a Hero

TO BE A HERO

Valerie has loved stories about heroes ever since she was a child. Now it’s her chance to become one herself.

When a masked, self-proclaimed hero called Shadow appears in her hometown, she decides to team up with him and become a hero herself. Valerie is an unlikely adventurer. She can’t run fast and she is a little insecure. But she is passionate about turning her life into an interesting story.

However, soon she has to learn that living a story is not as easy as she had thoughtIn a small town with no big adventures, the person underneath Shadow’s mask is the only mystery worth exploring. When Shadow’s secrets pile up, she has to learn to face problems without her mask.

In a world that believes it no longer needs heroes, can Valerie and Shadow prove it wrong?

Read an extract and select reviews.

Last chance to get the To be a Hero birthday offer

The past week I’ve shared my excitement of celebrating To be a Hero’s book birthday.  Here’s a wrap up of all the posts and a final reminder that today is the last chance to get the special book birthday deal!
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What inspired TO BE A HERO

Recently, I was asked a question many writers encounter on a regular basis: How did you get the idea for your novel? Oftentimes writers don’t know where we get the inspiration from ourselves but here’s what I do know.
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Why I call my “heroine” a hero

Modern-day English has very few words, where there are separate forms to describe men and women (e.g. actor and actress). But even they are still being reduced. For example, the gender-neutral flight attendant has become the accepted politically term. But what has does that have to do with Valerie, the protagonist of my novel, calling herself a hero rather than a heroine?
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What the journey of To be a Hero to publication means to me

This blog post was originally published on March 28th 2014, one hour before the release of my novel To be a Hero, when I shared what this journey of my first independent publication means to me.
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Fun facts about TO BE A HERO

Here are some fun facts about To be a Hero.
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Welcome to my blog

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