Old School

This is the website of Julie R. Neidlinger

The name of my business is "Lone Prairie Art Works", which I have had since 1998.

I grew up on a farm not far from the Canadian border. Though I now live in Bismarck, North Dakota, I am a farm girl at heart. I am a writer, artist, and private pilot. I've also been a pastry chef, school teacher, piano teacher, graphic designer, short-order cook, house cleaner, nanny, t-shirt designer, postal worker, newspaper photographer and reporter, secretary, investigator, and copywriter. I have been writing on my own website since 2000, and "officially" blogging since 2002.


I will respond to legitimate correspondence as best I'm able. I do not do phone calls.

Julie R. Neidlinger
P.O. Box 1823
Bismarck, ND 58502-1823

I am on social media, but not enthusiastically. I probably won't respond to you there.

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To send a payment per request, or just as an old fashioned tip jar, visit my PayPal page.

What I Do

I work as an artist and freelance writing in many different mediums (art) and formats (writing). I've written blog posts, magazine articles, books, etc., sometimes as a ghost writer. My degree is in art and art history.

For personal blogging and writing, topics often include:


Books, magazines, email subscriptions, etc. that you purchase or receive will be of this nature.

See My Work

Published work and press mentions:


My art has been on display:


"She writes, she paints, and she photographs -- but no matter what medium she chooses, she excels in finding and describing the universal themes that connect North Dakota to the larger, outside world." -- Corrine Kenner

"...taught herself how to survive and grow as a one-person work-at-home artist in rural North Dakota." -- Gwen Bristol, Dakota Lifestyle

"...very honest and controversial..." -- Internet Monk

"...you'll be compelled to read every last word." -- Mickey McLean, World Magazine

"...I'm a huge dork." -- Me

"We love you, but please pick up your shoes." -- mom


I was the church pianist for about eight years. I also play the clarinet, violin, and pennywhistle.

I worked with an international non-profit organization, Nicaragua Resource Network - North Dakota, as the communications specialist and webmaster for five years. Though I no longer travel on trips, I did spend eight years with Nicaragua as a particular focus, and made many Nica friends.

I got my private pilot's license in 2008, and joined the Civil Air Patrol in 2009. I've been a member of the North Dakota Pilots Association (NDPA) since 2009, as secretary in 2011 and Vice President in 2012. I was also a member of the North Dakota Aviation Council (NDAC) as one of two representatives of NDPA for 2011-2014.

I love to travel, and have been to Canada, Germany, (then) Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Nicaragua, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and the Caribbean, as well as all over the United States. But North Dakota is always home.

I once owned Lone Prairie Cupcakes, a gourmet cupcake and confectionery business, from 2009 to 2011, until I realized I wanted all cupcakes to die. During that time, I was also a pastry chef in Bismarck from 2008 to 2011.

I am very introverted. I probably don't want to meet you. Don't take it personally.

The Lone Prairie Blog is one of the (if not the actual) oldest blogs in North Dakota. It started as a static HTML page for each blog post in late 1999.

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Julie R. Neidlinger
Artist, writer, and pilot.
Based in North Dakota, USA.
Contact Julie here.

All writing and images © Julie R. Neidlinger unless otherwise noted. Please read more about copyright and permitted use of my content here. Angryman Cartoon® is a registered trademark and cannot be used. All cartoons are © Julie R. Neidlinger and cannot be used without express written permission.