Julia Jarman

Photo by Jo Wilson

Born talking—allegedly—Julia Jarman loved telling stories from an early age. She loved reading them too, and read every kids’ book in the local library. Julia became a teacher of English and Drama, got married, had three kids and started writing for them. She has never stopped, and has books for everyone from tots to teens and in betweens.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

What’s your favorite line from a book?

"‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,’ grumbled Jo."
—Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

I couldn’t possibly narrow down to three!

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I can’t stop telling stories.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Read, read, read! Write, write, write!