Julie Butters is the author of Pocket Prayers for Young Professionals (Twenty-Third Publications) under the name Julie Rattey. She studied novel-writing under author Corey Ann Haydu and completed the GrubStreet Novel Generator program under author Annie Hartnett. She is writing her first young adult novel.


Julie adapted Jane Eyre into a stage play that was produced as a Zoom film by Connecticut’s Flock Theatre in 2020; she also played the role of adult Jane. Julie previously adapted Little Women for live performance by Flock in 2011 and 2012 at the historic Shaw Mansion in New London.

Photo from Jane Eyre courtesy of Flock Theatre


A former senior editor/writer at Boston University and the former managing editor of Catholic Digest magazine, Julie has traveled globally for feature articles and interviewed celebrities including actor Oscar Isaac and then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. She has written about subjects including Catholic sites in Croatia and the impact of global warming on Antarctica.

Photo by Julie Butters for Catholic Digest

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