About Julie

The Call of the Wild and How to get to Rio (Choose Your Own Ever After) by Julie Fison

I grew up in Brisbane exploring my local creeks and the islands around Moreton Bay, harbouring an ambition to work with animals. Instead I became a television news reporter, working  in Australia, Asia and Europe, covering stories of all sizes and significance – shaking hands with heads of state one week and orangutans the next.

A family holiday on the Noosa River, in Queensland, inspired me to write a series of adventure stories for young readers, called Hazard River (using the pen-name J.E. Fison).  The stories are fast-paced and fun with an environmental twist.

Noosa is also the setting for my first young adult novel – Tall, Dark and Distant (HGE, 2013), part of the Smitten series.

In my latest book for teens – Counterfeit Love  (HGE, 2014), Hong Kong reporter, Lucy Yang,  gets more than she bargains for when she tries to uncover the origins of an unexpected parcel. It’s a heady mix of ambition, deadlines and romance and was inspired by my years as a reporter in Hong Kong.

For girls I’ve written two books in the  Choose Your Own Ever After (HGE 2014) series that let the reader decide how the story goes. The fun kicked off with How to Get to Rio (HGE 2014) and continues with The Call of the Wild (HGE 2014).

I currently live in Brisbane , where I write books and plays for children and young adults, arbitrate on gaming infringements, manage homework crises and juggle the many other challenges of family life.

Counterfeit Love

Contact Speakers Ink or Creative Net if you would like me to visit your school or festival. Or you can contact me here.

Julie

2 thoughts on “About Julie

  1. I would like to know more about Julie Fison like when she was born and things like that, as i am doing a project and need to know more personal information on her.

    1. Hi Marley. I was born in Mackay in Queensland in 1966, but mostly grew up in Brisbane, which is where I went to school and university. I studied Journalism at QUT and went on to become a news reporter. I worked in television news in Australia, Hong Kong and London. I started writing books when I returned to Australia. The first one, Shark Frenzy was published in 2010. Good luck with your assignment! Julie

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