Julyne Derrick

Julyne Derrick is a journalist with over 28 years experience writing for various news and online publications, including MSN and Byrdie.


 Julyne got her start as a homepage editor for Microsoft and MSN. She went on to break into beauty, home, and lifestyle writing. She and her husband specialize in setting up short-term rental properties, which includes a lot of hands-on renovations. They manage Airbnbs in New York's Catskill mountains and on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.


Julyne graduated with degrees from both Texas Lutheran University and American University.

Expertise: Home Improvement
Education: Texas Lutheran University, American University
Location: New York City

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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