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Julia Blake

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I was born and raised in the beautiful historic market town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, where I live still with my kid, one crazy cat and a succession of even crazier lodgers. I'm a multi-genre author which basically means I write whatever story floats into my head and worry about what genre it fits into afterwards. So far, I have written in contemporary fiction, romantic suspense, YA fantasy, folklore fantasy, sci-fi, short stories, poetry, and even a fabulous steampunk retelling of the Snow White story.

I have been writing stories and poems since I could first pick up a pen, and I promise there are many more books in the pipeline. I write the kind of books that I like to read myself. Books I can escape into and that make me laugh, cry a
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Julia Blake As time to write is such a precious commodity for me, what with working full time and raising a daughter, when I do sit down to write it's like a tap …moreAs time to write is such a precious commodity for me, what with working full time and raising a daughter, when I do sit down to write it's like a tap has been turned on and all the thoughts and conversations that have been banging around in my head for days, screaming for release, come flooding out. Writers block is, thankfully, something I've never had to deal with.(less)
Julia Blake Without a doubt Beatrice and Benedict from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. I love the merry war they wage at the beginning, the way they think t…moreWithout a doubt Beatrice and Benedict from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. I love the merry war they wage at the beginning, the way they think they've been tricked into admitting their love for each other when really it was obvious right from the start how crazy they were for one another. (less)
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On Publishing & Promoting

It really has been the longest time since I last blogged. My life suddenly became so busy, I was barely able to make it through the days, let alone find the time to sit down and blog about them. So, again, I am sorry, if you are reading this, sorry that it has taken so long for me to catch you up on all that has happened.

First of all, on a personal note, after suffering for three months working at Read more of this blog post »
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“I have always felt that a good story is a good story, and that it transcends setting and genre”
Julia Blake

“Expertly smudging on eyeliner and a bright slash of scarlet lipstick, Isabella studied her reflection and decided she would do.”
Julia Blake, Kiss & Tell

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
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“I have always felt that a good story is a good story, and that it transcends setting and genre”
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A.L. Kent So nice to meet you, Julia, here & on Instagram. I look forward to reading your work. Best to you, Lynn


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