Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence and determination. Talent alone will not - nothing is more commonplace than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not - unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not - the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are alone omnipotent.”

— Calvin Coolidge


JULIE MORIVA  earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications with a minor in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin. She received her teaching degree and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley College in Boston.

Moriva enjoyed a successful career in business and teaching but eventually made a significant decision to change her career direction and pursue her dream of becoming a professional songwriter. After quite an incredible journey she signed a publishing deal with one of the most successful record labels in the music industry, Big Machine Records, and their publishing company - Super 98 Music and The Song Factory where she wrote music with top songwriters, artists and producers. Her songs have been recorded by major and independent artists and placed in TV and film around the globe. Moriva's song, Change My Mind, was the first original song co-written with and performed by an artist (Meghan Linsey, 1st runner-up) in the history of NBC's THE VOICE. The song catapulted to #5 on the pop charts and also reached #5 on iTunes all-genre chart. 

As a first-time author of an inspirational memoir chronicling her journey, her book Dream Big...Why Not ?! One Woman's Journey To Success was a #1 New Release on Amazon for the first two months after being released. Moriva is a much-requested speaker and workshop presenter. In another collaboration with screenplay writers from NYC she produced a sitcom pilot, Double Life Wife, which is loosely based on her life.  She is also the Head of Creative for Bold Music Group.

Moriva is married and has a daughter who shares her love of writing songs. She splits her time between Nashville and Northern Wisconsin where her family enjoys the four seasons, a wire-haired pointing Griffon, 2 rescued Tomcats and small-town life.