About

JUlieinRSoM2Julie Anderson is a writer and author.

Her latest novel Oracle (Claret Press, May 2021) is available at all good book shops. This is the second in a series of political thrillers featuring Cassandra Fortune. Plague, the first, was published in September 2020 and is also available at Waterstones and Amazon. The third in the series, Opera, will be published in 2022.

Before becoming a writer Julie was a Senior Civil Servant in Whitehall, working for a variety of government departments and other public bodies, including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. She left the Civil Service in 2012 to concentrate on her ambition to write fiction and become a published novelist. She has an ancient degree in English and has even taught it.

Julie has also written a two book series set in southern Spain during the 13th century. The first of these, Reconquista, was long listed for Mslexia Children’s Novel, 2016. The second, The Silver Rings was published in 2018.  She writes, usually about books and authors, for magazines and periodicals. For four years she edited The Story Bazaar Compendium, an annual collection of articles, reviews and short fiction by varying contributors to The Story Bazaar web-site.

Julie is Chair of Trustees of Clapham Writers the not for profit organisation responsible for the Clapham Book Festival, an annual celebration of books and reading in south London. She has been known to curate literary events elsewhere in London too.

Born in Worcestershire, Julie lives in Clapham, south London.