Julie Bean is a story about 6 years in the making; it’s got a colourful cast of characters near and dear to my heart, and I want to share their story with the world. It’s a story about family, and friends that become family, and what happens when you don’t know yourself as well as you thought you did, and what happens when the people around you try to define who you are, and how the decisions we make can send ripples out farther than we ever thought possible. I want to make this book available for everyone to read, but especially queer youth; I think representation is crucial, and for them to see that family can be constructed and your identity can give you a happy ending is, to me, invaluable. Please help me make this book as great as it can be!