Julia is the author of five internationally published novels: Cuckoo, Every Vow You Break, Tarnished, The Long Fall and Her Husband’s Lover. Reckoning that the term psychological thriller didn’t do her work justice, she coined the phrase Domestic Noir to describe her particular sub-genre of crime fiction. The term has since gone into general usage. She came to fiction through a series of careers that took in theatre directing, play writing, teaching, graphic and website design and children’s book writing and illustration. She is currently working on her sixth, seventh and eighth books and teaching at universities, festivals and online. She writes in a shed at the bottom of her garden in Brighton, in the company of her two cats, Keith and Sandra.