Julie is a former television reporter and travel writer and has lived and worked in Australia, Asia and Europe.
She is also the author of Hazard River, a series of adventure stories for primary school children. The emphasis in the series is on fun and action, but each story has an environmental theme. The first book in the series, Shark Frenzy, was inspired by a troubling fact: one hundred million sharks are slaughtered each year, mostly for their fins.
Julie is available for workshops on turning real events into really great adventure stories. As an author, she is particularly interested in how a snippet of information can be built into a whole story, with the help of believable characters, a good plot and a bit of imagination. Julie can also speak at events and festivals on the real issues that inspire the Hazard River stories.