Julie is a children’s author and early years’ teacher. Originally from England, she has spent half of her life living in Europe, bringing up her three (now grown up) children and immersing herself in new languages and cultures. She now lives in the beautiful country of Switzerland with her partner and their adorable Springer Spaniel, although she still loves to travel and can always be found exploring children’s book shops wherever she goes.
Throughout the many years of teaching English to her classes in international schools, picture books have been her friends and allies bringing rhyme, rhythm and repetition to the ears of her young students. She also teaches in French, where she shares her joy of picture books, storytelling and song with her local community. It is the magic that picture books create for children that inspires her writing.
When Julie isn’t teaching or writing, she’s running with the dog in the forest, walking or pottering in the garden. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and enjoys participating in the wonderfully supportive Kid Lit blog communities around the world.
Her board books: Little Tiger and Little Panda were published by Amicus Ink in Spring 2019, with a further two in the Little Animal Friends series due to be published in Spring 2020. Other slated publications include a nonfiction picture book biography entitled YURSA SWIMS from Creative Editions (Spring 2020); the true story JOÃO AND DINDIM THE PENGUIN, Kids Can Press (Fall 2020) and another nonfiction picture book SAKAMOTO AND THE SUGAR-DITCH KIDS from Kids Can Press (Spring 2021).