Keith Julius is the author of drama novels inspired by his real-life experiences as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA. Drawing from nearly a decade of personal involvement as a CASA volunteer, Julius creates intense stories that pull readers into an emotional landscape of hopes, fears, and brutal realities.
Growing up in a large family, raising two sons of his own, and having participated in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program for over ten years, Julius has always found a compassion for children. Realizing not everyone has the stability he’s been able to create for his own family, it has become his mission to provide a voice for the children in our society who need it the most. This led Julius to discover the CASA program. Founded in 1977, the program enlists volunteers to represent children in cases of child abuse and child neglect. CASA volunteers work closely with families, sometimes for over two years on a single case, to assure the children in these traumatic situations are placed properly and well cared for.
In 2015, Julius released his first novel, the suspense thriller REMORSE BY DEGREE. This was followed by his latest series, The CASA Chronicles, which currently stands at four volumes and includes CATCH A FALLING STAR, BORN FOR ADVERSITY, THE ROBBER OF YOUTH, and the 2023 release, A DECADE ABORNING. Every book focuses on a different family, each struggling with some of society's most challenging issues, including addiction, suicide, abuse, and childhood mental illness and trauma.
Julius brings a realism and compassion to his stories that can only come from personal experience. These realistic portrayals allow the reader to join with mothers and fathers, and of course the children involved, as they face life's adversities. He invites you to share in their triumphs, and sorrow in their failures, as they confront their struggles with dignity, determination, and the promise of a better future for their children.