about Coral's Parents

Julie Odar is an educator, maternal mental health advocate and writer based in suburban Baltimore, Maryland. She writes stories to comfort and characters to inspire. Her debut children's book, Coral Couldn't Stay, is currently available on Amazon.


In 2023, Julie further formalized her advocacy work by becoming a certified Patient Family Partner through MoMMa’s Voices, where she shares her story to raise awareness about the need for PPROM research, better mental health support for mothers experiencing complicated pregnancies, and normalizing grief in connection with pregnancy complications and loss.

Julie is a dog-lover, an avid gardener and she enjoys strength training, dancing, rock climbing and travel in her free time. You can connect with Julie via e-mail at makingwavesforcoral@gmail.com.