The author at her home in Maine

Julie Dreyer Wang was born in England and lived in Hong Kong, Canada, France and the U.S. before she was 21. She received her B.A. from McGill University, a Masters in landscape design from Radcliffe, and attended the Harvard Business School Owner President Management Program.

An adjunct professor of writing at New York University, she founded and ran her own public relations agency, Wang Associates Health Communications, in New York for 20 years. Subsequently, she designed gardens on the Blue Hill Peninsula in Maine, where she also ran a garden store and tea garden, Blue Poppy Garden.

Wang is the co-author, with Neil Olshan of Everything You Wanted to Know About Phobias But Were Afraid to Ask (Beaufort Books, 1981) and a contributor to White in America (2 Leaf Press, 2016). Her work has been published in New York Magazine, Psychology Today, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Pharmaceutical Executive, Modern Medicine and online in Mused—the Bella Online Literary Review. She started her literary career as a journalist at The Montreal Gazette.

Wang currently divides her time between coastal Maine and Benin, West Africa.