Julia lives in Melbourne with her circus of a family: Matthew, their six children, two dogs and two cats.
Julia’s short stories have been longlisted, shortlisted and published: Lightship Anthology International Short Story Competition (UK), Ink Tears International Short Story Competition (UK) Glimmer Train International Short Story Competition (US), Séan Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition (IE), TEXT (AU), Review of Australian Fiction, Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Prize, Josephine Ulrick Prize (AU).
Julia’s theoretical work focuses the work of the unconscious in narrative composition. Examples have been published by TEXT (AU), New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (UK), Current Narratives (AU), Testimony Witness Authority: The Politics and Poetics of Experience (UK).
Julia has a PhD in Writing and Literature; she is a lecturer in Writing and Literature at Swinburne University in Melbourne (AU).