I grew up in London, close to Richmond Park - a beautiful deer park big enough to get lost in, where I got to know lots of the characters who have since popped up in my stories.
I have always loved writing - I enjoy the sound and rhythm of words, and the first things I published were poems. My One Week of Poems series of ebooks covers Christmas, dinosaur, garden, space, football and spooky poems, and is gathered together in the One Week of Poems Box Set.
When I had my children I started writing stories for picture books, and my first book, Fred and the Little Egg, was published in 2005. Since then I have written lots of stories about animals including rabbits, mules, dragons, hedgehogs, squirrels, mice and a kind-hearted but easily confused fox. I have been lucky enough to work with some wonderful illustrators, and my books have been published in many languages.
You can find out more on my website: www.juliarawlinson.com