Julia's most recent work is a novel set in 1988, What a Way to Go which is published by Atlantic Books and in audio by WF Howes in the UK. She has travelled across the UK to talk about the sassy and smart heroine, Harper, including appearances at Hay, Gladstone's Library, on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour as well as speaking at author events at many independent bookshops. In 2016, Julia was awarded a K Blundell Trust Award from the Society of Authors for her third book which she is now working on.
In 2007, Julia also wrote a little non-fiction book about inspiration called Muses, which was published by Pocket Essentials. She has worked in the publishing industry across the UK, including a two-year stint as an assistant in a literary agency in Soho, where jobs included sifting submissions from authors each morning which is incidentally how she met her husband. She now works in marketing and publicity at the literary magazine New Welsh Review as well as doing freelance PR as an associate for of Ruth Killick Publicity. She is a reader and mentor for writers with The Literary Consultancy and runs careers workshops for authors across the UK. As a journalist and book reviewer, she has written for Agenda, Arts Professional, The Big Issue, PN Review, New Welsh Review, Open Democracy and Resurgence.
Julia also works for Literature Wales where she sits on their bursary panel, helping to award bursaries to both emerging and established writers, having herself received a bursary in 2011 which enabled her to begin What a Way to Go. She lives in mid Wales with her husband and two children.