Julie* grew up on a council estate, nestled between the forests and foothills of the Welsh Valleys. She is passionate about adventure stories and volunteers in local schools and libraries, helping young readers find stories that excite them. She is passionate about real-life adventures too, and has crawled inside the pyramids of Egypt, crested Kilimanjaro at sunrise, and camped on the Great Wall of China in a lightning storm.
When not reading, writing or adventuring, Julie works as a sustainability consultant, supporting big companies on important issues like climate change and plastic pollution.
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