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June 10, 2016

TEHI Press Release  PDF document


Local Educator Releases First Novel Set in Mount Pleasant

The Eyes Have It Receives Five Star Reviews on Amazon


Charleston, South Carolina – In her debut novel, The Eyes Have it, local educator and author Julie Allan will make you fall in love with lowcountry girl Lizzie Long and the friends and family that help her find her way home.


One thing every southern girl knows ­­– if you are lost, your inner compass will point you home. For Lizzie Long, home is the beautiful South Carolina lowcountry, where a close-knit community welcomes her with open arms and nurtures her spirit after her world implodes.

As Lizzie tries to hit the reset button and put the pieces of her shattered life back together, the magic of the South Carolina coast and the rekindling of childhood friendships help her open her eyes to both the hard truths and the amazing possibilities ahead. Having gone through much of her life with blinders on, Lizzie slowly begins to rebuild her spirit and her confidence. But will she open her eyes in time to recognize the one man who has always seen her as the strong, intelligent and loving southern girl that she is?


“When I write, my intention is to create characters that readers will root for and connect to,” says Ms. Allan. “I see the setting, the South Carolina lowcountry, as integral to the story. I want readers to love this place like I do. I write from the heart and to honor the lowcountry and the gracious, intelligent and sassy women who call it home.”


Recent Reviews of The Eyes Have It:

Media release amazon reviews


The Eyes Have It is currently available at the following online retailers:






Barnes and Noble


Google Play



Browse a “Book Bubble” From The Eyes Have It:

 media release book bubble


To read Ms. Allan’s full book bubble from The Eyes Have It, visit





Help From a Local Company

Ms. Allan has been assisted in her publishing journey by Charleston startup Bublish, an award-winning, cloud-based platform that provides a complete social marketing and digital publishing solution for independent authors and small publishers. The book bubble on the previous page, from The Eyes Have it, was created using Bublish. The platform also welcomes readers, who can sign up for free and browse thousands of unique book bubbles created by authors from around the world. To learn more visit:




About Author Julie Allan

Author Julie Allan grew up an army brat, living a nomadic lifestyle until she landed in Charleston, South Carolina as a teenager. Now, her thirty-year love affair with the Carolina lowcountry inspires her tales of spirited women. You’ll want to call friends. When she is not teaching elementary school or writing, you can find Julie at the beach, in the garden or hanging out with her beloved golden retrievers. As an independent author, she has established an LLC, Palmettos and Pearls Publishing. Her second book in the Lizzie Long trilogy, The Heart Knows It, will be released in September 2016.



About Bublish

Bublish is a publishing technology company that offers cloud-based tools, metrics and resources to equip today’s business-savvy authors for success. An innovative, award-winning platform, Bublish empowers “authorpreneurs” by providing a complete social marketing and digital publishing solution. Launched at Book Expo America in June of 2012, Bublish is changing the way writers share their stories and reach their readers. Thousands of authors around the world use Bublish to promote their work and build their brand. For more information, visit


Media Contacts

For more information about the author or The Eyes Have It, contact:

Julie Allan

(843) 870-2185


For more information about Bublish, contact:

Kathy Meis, founder and CEO

(973) 420-6372