I hope you’ve had a great start to the year. I’ve been flat out working all summer. My friends and family would probably say otherwise, that I’ve been lazing around on holidays, that I’ve barely had my laptop open. But that’s just the point.
I’ve been travelling, gazing out of plane windows, eavesdropping at restaurants, chatting with strangers, reading books, watching movies, gathering characters, uncovering settings, and generally getting inspired.
Yes, I know – research is tough, but someone has to do it.
And now comes the time when I have to do something with all of those snippets of life – pictures, notes, plane tickets, maps, memories. I can’t wait to get started.
Julie Fison is a Brisbane writer and travel lover. Her debut novel for adults ONE PUNCH is a compelling and thought-provoking family drama that follows two mothers forced to make impossible decisions after one life-changing night. Inspired by real events, the story is a sharp study of the complexities of family life and the consequences of being blind to the faults of our loved ones. Julie’s other work includes books for children and young adults – the Hazard River adventure series for young adventure lovers, stories in the Choose Your Own Ever After series that let the reader decide how the story goes, and a play for secondary school students As the Crow Flies. Julie is also a committed traveller and loves sharing tips for midlife adventurers.
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