At university I studied Bachelor of Primary Teaching and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology). These degrees allowed me to pursue many of my passions such as children’s literature, dance and psychology.
I embraced a career in education and continued to share my love of reading, writing and storytelling with the next generation. However I wanted to reach a larger audience to share my love of words so I decided to reduce my teaching hours and commit to writing full time.
What do you enjoy most about being a writer?
What I most enjoy about being a writer is it allows my words and voice to reach out to others and connect to people all around the world.
Writers are sometimes influenced by things that happen in their own lives. Are you?
I agree that writers are influenced by things that happen in their own lives. Some people may not agree with me but I feel most stories have been developed from places the writer may have visited, people they may have met, other stories they have heard and conversations they have listened to, just to name a few. Yes, I have been influenced by things that have happened in my life. I was inspired to write my second novel Bon Voyage! after travelling around Europe. I wanted to share my enjoyment of travel with others.
What is the most surprising thing about writing/publishing you have learnt?
It is very exciting to publish a book and this is a very hard thing to do but it does not stop there! This is the beginning of your author’s career. Once you have published your first book, email me and I will explain further.
Other than writing what else do you love? I love dancing, travelling, helping others, movies, shopping, chocolate, the list goes on and on. I like to think I am an all rounder who embraces life to the full.
To be honest I do not have a dream location. I get inspiration from everywhere for my writing. I have enjoyed travelling to different locations for research but I do not believe that you should limit yourself to one spot to write. Saying that, I spend most of my time writing on my computer at home but I am lucky to live close to the beach so I can change locations for my writing if needed.
How can we learn more? Website
Behind the Mask
Juliet's books are also available on Book Depository, Amazon, in some bookshops and on various other online sites. You can also borrow them from various libraries throughout Australia.