Log In

Julia Ecklar Edit Profile

novelist , freelance writer

Julia Ecklar is a John W. Campbell Award–winning science fiction author and a singer and writer of filk music who recorded numerous albums in the Off Centaur label in the early 1980s, including Minus Ten and Counting, Horse-Tamer's Daughter, and Genesis.


Ecklar, Julia was born on March 14, 1964 in Greenville, Ohio, United States. Daughter of William T. and Constance Mary (Huffman) Ecklar.


Julia's first solo album in 25 years, Horsetamer, has just been finished (as of March 2013) and announced for preordering, produced by Michael Moricz.


Her Divine Intervention album released in 1986 was the first filk genre release to combine the lyrical elements with orchestral and rock arrangements. Is a pseudonym for the writing team formed by Ecklar, Karen Rose Cercone, and Melissa Crandall for the 1992 Star Trek novel #60 Ice Trap. For all later novels the writing team was a partnership between Ecklar and Cercone. reportedly stands for Let's All Get Rich and Famous.

"Promised Lives" (Fantasy & Science Fiction, September 1993)ReGenesis (1995) Ace Books,"Thylacine Dream" (Otherwere: Stories of Transformation, 1996 anthology) Xas Ice Trap (July 1992) Star Trek #60,Death Count (November 1992) Star Trek #62,Firestorm (January 1994) Star Trek #68,Traitor Winds (June 1994) Star Trek #70,Caretaker (February 1995) Star Trek: Voyager #1, XExtreme Prejudice (March 1995) Alien Nation #7,Armageddon Sky (September 1997) Star Trek: Day of Honor #2,War Dragons (June 1998) Star Trek: The Captain's Table #1,"Reflections" (The Lives of Dax, 1999 anthology)Rough Trails (July 2000) Star Trek: New Earth Book Three,The Janus Gate (October 2002 omnibus)Present Tense (June 2002)Future Imperfect (June 2002) XPast Prologue (July 2002).


  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer 1991Inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame 1996Best Female Filker 1984Best Performer 1987Best Writer/Composer 1990Best Literature Song 1990: Daddy's Little GirlBest War/Vengeance Song 1991: Temper of RevengeBest Filk Song 1992: God Lives on TerraBest Sorcery Song 1997: The Dark is Rising (with Susan Cooper)Best Classic Filk Song 2004: Ladyhawke!Best Classic Filk Song 2011: The Phoenix.



Member Science Fiction Writers American (Nebula awards jury 1991, Theodore Sturgeon award jury 1991), Pennwriters.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, animal husbandry, lecturing, sports, Native American bead craft.


William T. Ecklar

Constance Mary (Huffman) Ecklar