Julie is a British/Australian citizen, currently residing in The Blue Mountains, near Sydney.
Before training as a nurse at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Julie lived and worked in Bavaria, Germany. Here she made many friends and became proficient in German.
Born in Bovey Tracey on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, she grew up on the South Coast around Kingsbridge. Memories of excursions onto the rugged moors, riding around the idyllic back country lanes and summers spent on the surf beaches; coupled with a love of writing and a passionate interest in all things forensic science were the inspiration for the Moorland Forensic series of crime fiction.
She is a classically trained flautist, proficient horse-rider and journalist, having studied at the Australian College of Journalism.
Ted Cartwright is convicted of the murders of five woman on Dartmoor in 1996. All through the trial Ted claims his innocence. Fifteen years later Muriel Jennings is attacked in her Ashburton home. At the time Muriel is attacked she belonged to a local book club who were reviewing “The Sinner’s Daughter” based on the Dartmoor murders.
On a searing summer’s day on an idyllic beach in South Devon, a young boy plunges to a horrific death from the overlanding cliffs, the tragic event graphically captured on film by the enigmatic Salcombe painter and entrepreneur Lois St John. Five years later the boy’s father suffers the identical fate at the same location.
In 1986 young investigative reporter for the Newton Abbot Star and daughter of wealthy philanthropist Lord Ilbert-Tavistock tragically disappears under mysterious circumstances, never to be seen again.