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Julia Bell

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I'm a writer of historical romances mostly and I'm pleased to say my historical romance Songbird won a Chill Book Premier Readers' Award in March 2019 and in September 2020 it was the Finalist Winner in historical romance with Readers' Favourite.

I've lived in Yorkshire, England for most of my life. I have two children and five grandchildren with lots more family in the North of England.

I've done many jobs in my time, including a nurse; training at St James's Hospital in Leeds and I've also done 'time' working for the Prison Service.

When my children were young I successfully completed an Open University degree studying psychology and sociology.

I'm now a proud member of Promoting Yorkshire Authors and love attending the get-togethers and me
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Julia Bell Thank you, Patrick, that's an interesting question, but I'm afraid I still have a 'day job' in order to pay my bills. I always live in hope that one d…moreThank you, Patrick, that's an interesting question, but I'm afraid I still have a 'day job' in order to pay my bills. I always live in hope that one day I will earn an income from my writing, being an eternal optimist. Until then, I keep working on my writing technique so that I can maintain a professional standard and I endeavour to produce a novel every twelve months (as per a possible publishing contact). But most of all, I love writing and I know I can't go wrong if I enjoy what I'm doing.
I wish you every success with your third novel and never mind about being an oldie. Us oldies have a lifetime of experience. And that counts for a lot. (less)
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Thank you for your question, Anna. Oh, how I would love to be able to sing. I'm okay singing carols with others at Christmas, but that's about all.
My inspiration for Songbird came about when I suddenly imagined a young woman running down steps clutching her music sheets. I wondered what she was doing. Slowly the story formed (long before I set it down on paper), but when I started writing I needed a model for my Isabelle, so I decided on Katherine Jenkins. I played a lot of her music as I progressed through the story. (less)
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New Release - Harriet Grace

I'm so delighted my new novel is out now. Harriet Grace is my 11th book!

Harriet Grace has lived a blissful life with her grandparents in a small signalman’s cottage near Malton, Yorkshire. She's engaged to be married to her childhood sweetheart, Ned, and a happy future seems certain.

But when she discovers her grandfather is losing his sight, she decides to man the signal box herself in order to ke Read more of this blog post »
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