Julie is travelling to Jakarta Indonesia and then to UK and Republic of Ireland. October 2015.

Meet the Author at Nightcliff Library Darwin NT went very well, with enthusiastic audience. Also another Meet the Author on 23rd September was an wonderful event. Philip Clark from Canberra ABC interviewed Julie and many books were sold by Harry Hartog book store. There was a workshop on writing a monologue in Katherine NT which was well supported and Julie is working with local writers.

The novel had a launch at Berkelouw Books Mona Vale on Wed 22nd April at 6pm. Also THE CROCODILE HOTEL will be available to purchase at Hornsby library on thursday 9th July after a writers talk. Part of the Guringai Festival.

28TH FEBRUARY 2015 - AT LAST- THE NOVEL HAS BEEN PUBLISHED! The Crocodile Hotel has been published by CYCLOPS PRESS available late March.

www.cyclopspress.com.au  rrp $24.95

23rd October 2014

  •  I have entered the novel in the Queensland Literary Awards, Indigenous Award for Unpublished Novel. The short list for this competition will be published on 11th November 2014.  I have had some communication with Allen and Unwin and they are reading the novel at this time.  I have begun my second novel, "Benevolence" which concerns the Aboriginal history of the Windsor area in Western Sydney. My family history fictionalised. The 6 voices are first person and some sections are in in present tense.

MY NEW E-BOOK PUBLISHED ON 20/12/13  the eyes of marege and kera putih the white monkey...... Buy it on amazon for $9.99 Write a review on amazon.

The life of a writer and art creator:

Country life..... swamp wallabies, rock wallabies, black cockatoos...

I have just returned from Moruya, where I have an 1880 shack called Yuin Duea. This is named for the Yuin nation who occupy Moruya and Eurobodalla lands.  Michael and I are building a new room come studio space onto the old shack. This will be solar powered and enable us to work with our computers.

Making art....

I have also been making art installations from possum skin, emu feathers and silver old articles of domestic origin. I have created a series of small sculptures that illustrate a narrative about Mary Thomas my Darug great great grand mother. These works will be exhibited in 2014 June at the Willoughby library in Naidoc week.

The publication of two plays: I have almost published an e-book "The Eyes of Marege and Kera Putih the White Monkey" on Amazon and Kindle etc. $9.99 what a bargain! These plays are suitable for high school and primary and anyone. They are about Australia and Indonesia and celebrate our history of friendly relationships. "The Eyes of Marege" is Islam friendly. Available week before Christmas 2013!