Julie Kelly is a Catholic wife and home-educating mother of six children in Arkansas. In June of 1992 she attended the first YOUTH 2000 retreat in the United States, where the light and mercy of Jesus in the Eucharist changed her life. For three years she worked with YOUTH 2000, drawing young hearts to the Eucharist and growing in her faith. Like hobbits who delight in good tilled earth, Julie finds joy in tending the hearts of her children, ever mindful of the precious gift entrusted to her care. The Costly Cookie Chronicles: A Young Heart Discovers the Face of Christ is Julie's second book, following Clare's Costly Cookie: A Young Heart Discovers the Way of Love.