Julie was born in Bovey Tracey, Devon and raised in the South Hams on the South Coast. After training as a nurse at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital she moved to Australia and divided her time between working as a clinical nurse and within the music industry. This is her first novel and draws on experiences growing up in the spectacular landscapes of South Devon and a passion from an early age to write. She is a classically trained flautist, proficient horse rider and journalist. She lives in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area near Sydney with her husband and two children.