Goodnight Carolina
A book for all ages

About Us


Missy, Marie and Elaine 

Missy Julian Fox is a Tar Heel born and bred. She is a Chapel Hill native and literally grew up on Franklin Street in her parents’ clothing store, Julian’s.  She graduated with a B.A. in English from UNC-Chapel Hill and, after earning a M.Ed. from Boston University, began her career as a Title I reading teacher.  She cherishes her roles as mom, educator, business owner, entrepreneur, writer and enthusiastic lifelong cheerleader for Town and Gown.  For a decade, Missy worked as the Director of the UNC Visitors’ Center, introducing more that 30,000 people to Carolina each year.  When she retired, Missy started Heart of the Hill Tours with support of the Chapel Hill Historical Society and Preservation Chapel Hill.  Missy continues to write and plans to launch a third book with Elaine in Fall 2020.  

Marie Myers Lloyd is a proud Tar Heel and Chapel Hill resident. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Sociology.  She is a former educator, mother of three sons and grandmother to Ava and Rhys.  Marie had the idea for a bedtime book about her town while reading to her new grandson at his home in New Orleans. Currently she operates her own business, Stress Solutions Massage Therapy, and is a Nationally Certified and NC Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. For more information on Marie's business, visit her website.

Elaine O’Neil grew up in the countryside of Maine, and chose Chapel Hill as her home more than eighteen years ago.  She graduated from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, earning a B.S. degree in textile design. She is the great-granddaughter of a lighthouse keeper, granddaughter of a farmer, daughter of an ardent seamstress, and mother of three sons, Hayden, Conor, and Fletcher. Her work is featured in galleries from Maine to midtown Manhattan to shops in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and Chapel Hill. For more information on Elaine's work, visit her website.

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