Julie was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she is now residing again after living on the rugged West Coast of the South Island for nine years. She has worked and served overseas with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including a three-year posting to Bangkok, Thailand. After completing a diploma for professional writer of children’s stories, she wrote her first fantasy novel for children, Abby and the Hopplescotch Realm. This was written as the first in her series of stories about the adventures of a group of children and other characters in different realms. Julie’s Realms series has grown to four books in total now. The series starts as first chapter books. She also has an adult series out under the nom de plume Anne Dover.
Julie also holds diplomas in diamonds and gems and was the chairperson for the New Zealand Society of Authors for Canterbury in 2012.
She is a keen gardener, swims, bikes and loves restoring old houses and landscaping them. She lives with Mr Arthur, her English Mastiff.
What’s Santa given to Barnaby to give to the kids?The kids are going to have so much fun with them!Join the kids as they become test dummies for Santa’s latest invention.Who’s Danger Dweeb?Not to mention the Turd of Hurtles!Join the kids and enjoy their antics on their latest adventure....