Julia North

I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my books. Although I’m the author, the wonderful thing about writing is that once they’ve come to life on paper, the characters take over and tell their stories for themselves.

Thank you so much for looking at my website

I’m a writer who cares deeply about my characters and their worlds. If I were to sum up my essence, I’d say I am a glass half-full person who believes in the power of hope and the grace of God. Although many of my characters experience great darkness, light always carries them through.

I was born in South Africa and grew up during the time of apartheid. The evil of racism is a theme I deal with in my novel ‘Hear Me’ which is set in the time of Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as President of the newly democratic South Africa in 1994.

I’ve always been a dreamer with a touch of the rebel. At school the only subjects I cared about were the Arts, and I have to admit to being somewhat on the lazy side. Theatre has always been one of my passions, and after attending Drama school, I was involved in the world of professional theatre for a time both on stage and on radio. I love living in a world of imagination and losing myself in the life of characters whether in plays or in books.

Read what inspired Julia to write her books