Julie K. Rubini is a children’s book author, founder of Claire’s Day, wife and mom. She will share her family’s choice to live fully following the loss of their daughter.
Her published works include Eye to Eye: Sports Journalist Christine Brennan, Virginia Hamilton: America’s Storyteller, Missing Millie Benson: The Secret Case of the Nancy Drew Ghostwriter and Journalist, and Hidden Ohio.
Julie and her husband Brad established Claire’s Day, a children’s book festival in honor of their daughter. A highlight of the festival is the C.A.R.E. Awards, given to children selected as the most improved readers in their schools.
Julie and her family, including daughter, Kyle and son Ian have traveled extensively together, including all fifty states and several continents.
Julie is the recipient of the Toledo Area Jefferson Award (2015), YWCA Milestones Award (2016) and the University of Toledo Distinguished Alumni (2015).