Julia has spent most of her life living in Cambridgeshire, England - atmospheric and the perfect inspiration for ghost stories. She devoured horror stories as a teenager, including James Herbert and Stephen King in her list of favourite authors, later moving on to Clive Barker and Peter Straub. As a child she would watch anything that even vaguely looked as if it may be scary... so perhaps it is only natural that this is the area her writing tends to wander into - even if she doesn't always intend it to!
She has taught creative writing classes for the last ten years, whilst writing screenplays, tackling a novel and experimenting with short stories.
'Dreaming, Not Sleeping' was her first short story to be published, and she is busy working on more when not editing Massacre - a quarterly horror anthology