I’m a writer, among other things: reader, former academic, editor, hillwalker, dancer, tongue-tied perpetual language student.
My first novel, The Inheritors, was accepted for publication when I was 17 by an Australian publishing company that was just branching out into the still-new field of Young Adult Fiction. The Berlin Wall was still standing and even in Australia, we were (distantly) worried about nuclear apocalypse.
Many cities and countries later, I live in Glasgow, 50 miles down the road from the UK’s ageing nuclear deterrent at Faslane.
In the intervening decades, I published two more books, was dropped by my publisher and accumulated a hard-drive of novels that several agents couldn’t sell.
But I’m still writing, and I’m going to start publishing.
A new version of The Inheritors, rewritten for the 21st century, will be coming out in ebook and print in early 2024.
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Author photo © Julie Broadfoot (www.juliebee.co.uk)