The New Mother

How to turn your obsession into justifiable research…

Over the past year I have been looking at a lot more social media than usual. But it’s OK. It’s research!

Like many people, I have a low-level addiction Instagram, twitter and Facebook. I love the way they help me keep in touch with far-flung friends, and, as a writer with a background in illustration, I particularly relish the visual storytelling opportunities they offer.

But, as with all good things (see also cake and alcohol), too much social media can, of course, be damaging both for the user and the creator.… read more

Her Husband’s Lover – only 99p

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Her Husband’s Lover is now only 99p in the Kindle Spring Sale.

It’s been getting fantastic reviews by bloggersother writers, and in the press. And, among the many five-star Amazon reviews, the headlines have been: ‘Brilliant!’ ‘Amazing’ ‘Unputdownable’ ‘Domestic drama with a social conscience’. The one one-star review headline is ‘Hard work’. Still, you can’t win them all.

Buy it and find out why, or sign up to my newsletter and download a free sampler of the first chapters.… read more

Her Husband’s Lover Launch

Her Husband's Lover is out in trade paperback and Kindle on January 27 2017.

We're celebrating with a launch on 2 February at Brighton Waterstones at 7pm, where there will be book signing, wine, amazing Italian food, and Julia will be in conversation with Laura Lockington.

If you'd like to come and haven't yet received an invite, please book in store.