Julia Cameron (born 1948) is an American teacher, author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, composer, and journalist. She also has written many other non-fiction works, short stories, and essays, as well as novels, plays, musicals, and screenplays.
Julia’s memoir Floor Sample details her descent into alcoholism and drug addiction, which induced blackouts, paranoia and psychosis. In 1978, reaching a point in her life when writing and drinking could no longer coexist, Cameron stopped the drugs and alcohol, and began teaching creative unblocking, eventually publishing the book based on her work: The Artist’s Way. She states creativity is an authentic spiritual path.