Hi, my name is Julie and I’ve been writing for the whole of my life. I didn’t publish until my mum passed as I’d always been too afraid but then I wrote this book to help me through such a hard time and I decided it was time to finally publish. So here we are! I love writing and knowing that maybe, I’m giving someone a book worth reading to enjoy and remember how precious life can be.
You can buy Forget Me Not here.
Who/what made you want to write? Was there a particular person, or particular writers/works/art forms that influenced you?
I’ve always wanted to write, ever since I was a little girl. I’ve always loved stories and making up my own, knowing I can make people happy and feel varying emotions with my words. It means everything to me when someone enjoys the stories I write.
What other professions have you worked in? What’s something about you that your readers wouldn’t know?
I’ve worked in childcare, teaching young children how to develop and it’s an enjoyable experience.
My readers won’t know that I used to be in two bands: one called Attitude and the other called Angelfire. One was pop music, the other one was rock. I’ll let you figure out which one was which.
Tell us the story of your book’s title. Was it easy to find, or did it take forever?
Choosing the title of my book was quite easy. At my mum’s funeral, we had Forget Me Not pins for everyone to wear and I wanted my mum to be a part of my first book so the title was borne from that.
How did it feel when you first saw your book cover? Or when you first held your book in your hands?
I felt very excited and couldn’t quite believe that my dream to publish a book had finally happened. I still can’t believe it sometimes.
If your book had a soundtrack, what are some songs that would be on it?
Ohh, there’s far too many to choose but I think “Forever and Always” by Ryan Mack would be a good option.
What is one thing you hope readers take away from reading your book? How do you envision your perfect reader?
I hope readers take away a sense of love and knowledge that life is precious and that we need to live in the moment and enjoy everything, because you never know when things will change.
What was the most rewarding/meaningful part of publishing your book?
Seeing my words in print and knowing it would have made my mum so proud of me for following my dream.
What new writing projects are you currently working on? Or, other projects that are not writing?
Forget Me Not is actually the first in a four-part series and I’m currently working on the final book. I’ve taken my time with it to ensure I do the end justice.
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