JULIE HOUSTON IS THE AUTHOR OF four NOVELS:
THE ONE SAVING GRACE
GOODNESS, GRACE AND ME
LOOKING FOR LUCY
just published - November 2016
AN OFF-PISTE CHRISTMAS
"GOODNESS, GRACE AND ME", "THE ONE SAVING GRACE" and "LOOKING FOR LUCY" ARE ALL NUMBER ONE BEST SELLERS IN HUMOUR BOTH HERE AND IN AUSTRALIA. "LOOKING FOR LUCY" hit the number #1 overall bestseller spot in the summer of 2016
Julie Houston is Yorkshire born and bred. She lives in Huddersfield where her novels are set and her only claims to fame are that she taught at 'Bridget Jones' author Helen Fielding's old school and she was rescued by Frank Bough when, many years ago, she was 'working as a waitress in a cocktail bar' at the Kensington Hilton in London.
After University, where she studied Education and EnglishLiterature, she taught for many years as a junior school teacher. As a newly qualified teacher, broke and paying off her first mortgage, she would spend every long summer holiday working on different Kibbutzim in Israel. After teaching for a few years she decided to go to New Zealand to work and taught in Auckland for a year before coming back to this country.
She now teaches just a couple of days a week but still loves the buzz of teaching junior-aged children. She has been a magistrate for the last fifteen years, and, when not distracted by ebay, geneology (so time consuming but so interesting - she recently discovered her husband is descended from the poet Shelley and the Duke of Milan!!) and crosswords, she spends much of her time writing.
Julie is married, has a twenty-one-year-old son and eighteen-year-old daughter and a mad cockapoo called Lincoln. She runs and swims because she's been told it's good for her, but would really prefer a glass of wine, a sun lounger and a jolly good book.
REVIEWS FOR 'LOOKING FOR LUCY'
The third irresistible novel from an Amazon UK Humour #1 bestseller - 'an absolutely brilliant read' I Love Smart Books
'A real page-turner. You'll laugh and cry, but not be able to put it down as Julie's trademark humour shines through from beginning to end' Cassam Book Blog
'This is one of those novels that makes you want to read "just one more chapter" before you turn out the light, and that chapter turns into several more ' Big Bertha, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
'I became so engrossed in this story I couldn't stop - kept going for just another chapter, and another, until I'd read straight through to the end. I loved it - the magic five for me, a wonderful read and one to keep for rereading' Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews
'An absolutely briliant read. This will definitely be a book to look out for in 2016 and I, for one, will be recommending it at every opportunity' I Love Smart Books
REVIEWS FOR 'GOODNESS, GRACE AND ME' BY JULIE HOUSTON
"The characters are extremely well created and I fell in love with Harriet straight away, along with her girlfriend Grace and their wonderful relationship. She is full of love with a real naughty streak and Julie's depiction of her is just wonderful. I literally chucked my way through the whole book. So much so I had to keep reading passages for my partner who found them so funny he's going to read the book himself!"
CAROL "AVID LITTLE BOOKWORM" AMAZON TOP 1000 REVIEWER
" I can't even relate the biggest laugh I got from the whole thing without ruining the joke for everyone else, but it comes at the end of Chapter 16 and caused me to snort tea out of both nostrils"
HAL AMAZON TOP 100 REVIEWER
"This book is definitely the 'hilarious, laugh out loud, romantic comedy' it's proclaimed to be with far too many favourite moments to list...but it is also far, far more. There are some really touching moments when life isn't quite so funny, friends aren't there to help out and everything is going horribly wrong...these moments and the central characters insecurities were portrayed with such realism and poignancy they had me avidly turning the pages to find out what happened next."
BIG BERTHA AMAZON TOP 500 REVIEWER
"it's a funny and genuine down-to-earth read that hits you in all the right places. Stick this right at the top of your To Read list."
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