Julia Lawrinson has written more than a dozen books for children and young adults, many of them award-winning. Despite leaving school at 15, she has a PhD in writing and a Bachelor of Laws with distinction. Julia has worked in a range of organisations, from the arts to parliament to health. She has presented at schools, workshops and conferences across Australia, as well as Singapore, Bali and the USA, and loves meeting her audience and encouraging reading, learning and curiosity. Her books are about friendship, family and finding out who you want to become.