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WA visit: May 15-19

Hello WA!

I will be winging my way to your side of the country soon – visiting schools in the Perth area from May 15-19, 2017. If you would like me to spend the day at your school – talking about story ideas, characters, the Choose Your Own Ever After series, Hazard River, orang-utans and more, please contact me directly or you can book a visit through Speakers Ink or Creative Net. I run workshops and talks for students in primary and secondary schools.

The Call of the Wild has been shortlisted in the WA Young Readers’ Book Awards. 

IMG_1414“Thank you for such a great day. The girls and teachers thoroughly enjoyed your sessions, it was wonderful to hear them speak so positively about the tips and drafting skills you shared.” St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School

Hope to see you in May!

Julie xx

Cape to Cape

There’s a lot to love about the South West corner of Australia – a rugged coastline, spectacular caves,  beautiful wineries, some great places to eat, and, in Spring, the wildflowers are out too. It’s no wonder this part of the country has inspired so many brilliant stories. You can’t visit Cape Leeuwin lighthouse without feeling the isolation that is so hauntingly evoked in M.L Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans. And it’s hard not to watch a surfer without thinking of Tim Winton’s gritty Breath.

Just hoping some of the WA magic rubs off on my writing!

Great walks: The Coast to Coast track from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin is 135 Km of stunning natural beauty. We did short sections rather than the whole lot. The Canal Rocks area was a highlight.

Great eating: The Leeuwin Estate restaurant is amazing and for deliciously casual fare try the Margaret River Bakery.

Great accomodation: I loved the Injidup Spa Retreat for its beautiful hill-top setting and for the delicious supplies packed into the fridge every morning.

 

Julie.