Julia Barrett

Like all authors I love books and wanted to be a writer ever since I recorded my own Peter Rabbit tales at the age of four. But, it took until my late thirties to pluck up the courage to take my writing seriously and take time out from teaching. 

I threw myself into writing everyday and my first novel was completed during the Faber Academy six-month Writing a Novel course. 

That novel remains tucked away in a draw after several rejections. However, one agent told me to focus on my main character, Stephanie Henderson. And that's exactly what I did. My Sister is Missing  tells her story. 

I am currently working towards an MA in Creative writing. I grew up in Sheffield and now reside in Essex.