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Jan. 29, 2022

Julie Gianelloni Connor- Author-Savoring the Camino de Santiago

Julie Gianelloni Connor- Author-Savoring the Camino de Santiago

Julie Gianelloni Connor is an award-winning author and retired senior Foreign Service Officer. Her book, "Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It’s the Pilgrimage, not the Hike," garnered no. 1 status on Amazon in both the category for new books on hiking an...


Julie Gianelloni Connor is an award-winning author and retired senior Foreign Service Officer. Her book, "Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It’s the Pilgrimage, not the Hike," garnered no. 1 status on Amazon in both the category for new books on hiking and walking and the category for Spain and Portugal. It subsequently went on to win an eLit silver medal in the travel category and three other awards. Julie also writes a blog focusing on the Camino, Camino for Boomers.com, which complements her book. Julie’s short stories appear in three anthologies, and she has just released a children’s book (December 2020), "The Baby with Three Families, Two Countries, and One Promise." She is the owner and publisher of Bayou City Press in Houston, Texas, which focuses on travel writing, Houston, history, and international affairs. Julie founded Bayou City Press after spending 33 years as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, first with the U.S. Information Agency and later with the U.S. Department of State. She had nine overseas assignments in seven different countries: Israel (twice), Paraguay, Guatemala, Indonesia, Colombia (twice), Malaysia, and Chile. In Washington, DC, Julie worked on a variety of matters, ranging from nuclear non-proliferation to narcotics control to women’s issues. She has one son and two cats, Halloween and Charles Augustus IV. Her books can be ordered from her publishing website, BayouCityPress.com, or from her author website, JulieConnorAuthor.com.