Limits only exist in your imagination

Shine like a star


Since the early 80s, I have travelled around the world, mostly with my husband.
Julie started writing poetry and short stories at the age of 9, an excellent way to switch off, I guess. Then it just escalated from there. Her English teacher at her secondary school, Mrs Love, was an inspiration to Julie. In 1985 I moved to Tripoli in Libya, and as the schools did not have any books, I started writing for the children of the local British schools. It's amazing that when there are no books, you crave anything to read. So, we all got together and made something out of nothing.
Julie has continued writing for newspapers, The Times in Kuwait in 89 just before the first Gulf conflict, then Libya, Sweden, the Uk, and many other countries. And the stories could go on and on...
I now live in Portugal, and I have had many books published in the past and have joined publishers Opera Omnia, and they published the first bilingual book back in November 2012. Many of my books are now in several languages.
She lives In Avis in Portugal with her husband and continues to write for children and young adults.
She says...
"I feel books are essential and that children should have carefree, happy, well-adjusted lives. Sadly, in this world, it is not always the case. But one can hope".
Julies motto in life is, "Always be the very best you can be"


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Saying goodbye through fiction

Award-winning author Julie Hodgson says her new novella, Purple Moons and Coffee Spoons, has been a story she has long wanted to write. Inspired by the loss of her father, and her mother’s dementia, it confronts grief with a celebration of life and the precious memories of loved ones that will never die.

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Interview with the Scotsman

Carry on singing and singing through lockdown, interview via Palamedes PR

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Derbyshire Times Interview

An interview with the Derbyshire times.

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Singing through Lockdown

Interview and book review with #FemaleFirst

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Polly Mae

A lovely Review for Polly Mae, The Old suitcase

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Purple Moons and Coffee Spoons

Meet Fran Grace...

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Continuar a Cantar

The Portuguese version of Carry On Singing

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From Twitter to Mastodon...

From Twitter to Mastodon... Using Tusky on an app...

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Hot Chocolate! Yummy...

Jodie gets hot chocolate from Otso in Finland... Its more than yummy..Its magical.

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Book Awards

 Jodie and the library card has won a plethora of awards,"

Readers Favorite Awards Miami

 All you need is love and a BIG handbag winning New Apple awards This Romcom won a couple of awards. It is now in several languages, included Chinese."

New Apple awards

 Cassandra was another Readers favorite award, and honorable mention."

CassandraReaders Favorite awards

 Jodie and the library card, came a finalist and "Jodie" got a bronze for her adventures!"

The Wishing shelf awards UK

 Jodie is now in Portuguese"

 All you need is love (and a big handbag) has got first place in the Incipere Book Award"

All you Need is love (and a big handbag)Incipere Book Award

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