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Julia Williams was born in London in 1965, the youngest of twins and one of eight children. She attended St Michaels Grammar School, Finchley before studying English at Liverpool University, where she met her husband, Dave, a dentist. They married in 1989. Following university, Julia studied at the London College of Printing, before embarking on a publishing career at Routledge. In 1990, she joined Scholastic Children's Books, where she stayed for eight years. During that time she ran the very successful Point list. Her proudest moment as an editor was editing The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price which won the 1998 Guardian Fiction award. In 1998 following the birth of her second daughter, Julia decided to pursue a freelance career. At the same time she enrolled on a writing course, joined the Romantic Novelist's Association and started writing her first novel. It took her two more years to complete it and get herself an agent, who signed her up the week before the birth of her third daughter. A further six years was to elapse before Julia completed Pastures New, and in the meantime she has also had two picture books published by Evans Publishers, completed two children's novels and self published a book about running the London Marathon. Julia is proud to be a member of the Romantic Novelist's Association and she blogs regularly at "http""//maniacmum.blogspot.com.

If you like Julia Williams you might also like to read books by Catherine Alliott, Chris Manby and Milly Johnson.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Julia Williams

Coming Home for Christmas by Julia Williams
Coming Home for Christmas
Julia Williams
Hope Christmas is a very lovely village for it is full of locals who look out for each other. You do not have to have read the earlier ones to enjoy this but I expect you’ll want to. Here we...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
Midsummer Magic by Julia Williams
Midsummer Magic
Julia Williams
Set in Cornwall, this is an enchanting and entertaining novel that will delight fans of Katie Fforde and Veronica Henry.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
A Merry Little Christmas by Julia Williams
A Merry Little Christmas
Julia Williams
With a real skill of getting right into the lives of the characters she creates, this is Julia’s second Christmas novel. Her first, Last Christmas, sold over 70,000 copies. Three friends have a difficult year juggling the pressures of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/10/2012
The Summer Season by Julia Williams
The Summer Season
Julia Williams
An entrancing story primarily of a modern-day English village, but with neat little interjections of life and love in the Edwardian era leading up to the grim reality of the First World War. In many such villages, old houses are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/06/2011

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