Julia was born in Austria of Ukrainian background. She had a post-war education in semi-rural south-east England where she, together with her brother, had a happy childhood. She’s been a bit of a wanderer traveling to many countries but now lives in Adelaide, Australia where she has been settled for over 20 years. At high school, she was a chess champion but her best moves may have been in later years when she played competition squash. Julia seems to thrive on change. The number of jobs she’s had is much like the number of countries she’s visited – 35 in all. Julia adores her miniature poodle, Pippin who competes in dog sports and walks him every day. She loves her garden, enjoys reading and writing children’s stories. Julia is happily married with one son, two stepsons, one stepdaughter and four grandchildren. Her aspiration is to write a series of children’s books and on that note, she agrees with the optimistic view on life that “the glass is half full, not half empty”.
Butterball Goes to the Beach
This hardback story picture book is about a curious fun-loving poodle, called Butterball, who can’t wait to go to the beach. She has fun playing and makes new friends with some unusual sea creatures. But then Butterball’s seaside adventure goes slightly wrong and her new found friends must come to her rescue. This easy to read picture book, with cute illustrations, features some basic literacy, and numeracy skill development as well as some fun activity pages. Young readers will enjoy the activities at the end of the book.
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