Julie-ann's latest collection Exposure was published in September 2019 by Turas Press. Containing poems about the Orkney Isles, the book was launched in Dublin and very well received by an audience including the Norwegian ambassador to Ireland. For more information and to purchase a copy, visit the Turas Press website.


Julie-ann's poem Amateur, again about the Orkney Isles, is runner up in this year's Buzzwords Poetry Competition. More details here.


Julie-ann's collection, Voices in the Garden, containing poems inspired by the life and times of Joan of Arc, was published in April 2017 by Lapwing Publications. For more details, and to purchase a copy, visit the Lapwing Poetry Website.

Julie-ann's poem The Westray Storm Witch is published in the latest Poetry News. See here for more...

Julie-ann received a commendation in the 2017 Ver poet's competition for her poem Totem. Her poem Green Prayers was also shortlisted.

Julie-ann's novel, Sea Change, is now available in e-book form to purchase from Amazon. See here for details.

Julie-ann's poem "Trapped" won 3rd prize in the Ver Poets Open Poetry Competition 2015.

Windblown, a sequence of poems by Julie-ann on the American artist Andrew Wyeth, is published in issue one of Raceme, a new Bristol-based literary journal. More details here.

Julie ann has a short story, Underwater, published in issue no 55 of The Reader.

Julie-ann's poem Greenham Common, 1985 was recently published in Furies: A Poetry Anthology of Women Warriors.

STOP PRESS!! Furies is runner-up in the Best Anthology category of the 2015 the Saboteur Award.

Julie-ann has a number of poems in the Poets in Person at the Glassblower anthology. The book can be ordered from Indigo Dreams Publishing, and is also available on Amazon.

Julie-ann has poems in the latest anthology published by Moor Poets. This is the third anthology, and more details including how to buy a copy can be found on the Moor Poets web page.

Julie-ann runs a series of poetry workshops at the Bristol Folk House, Park Street, Bristol. If you would like details of how to join then please contact me via the contacts page for more information.

The workshop sessions run from 1pm to 4pm, usually on Wednesdays. The course includes tuition as well as critique, but can be adapted to suit requirements. Please note these workshops are not suitable for complete beginners.

Full price: £20 per session, £100 for all sessions
Over 60s: £18 per session, £90 for all sessions
Benefits: £15 per session, £75 for all sessions

Julie-ann can also offer personal mentoring - one student has recently won a prize in a top national competition - and editing services through The Starting Line.

The Sun at Midnight, a pamphlet of poetry relating to Orkney and Norway was published by Braga Press, Innertoon, Orkney KW16 3JP.

Letters North, Julie-ann's second collection, was shortlisted for the prestigious Michael Murphy Memorial Award for best poetry collection, 2011.

Julie-ann has five poems in a new poetry anthology called Confluence - a collection of poems written by a poetry group called Two Rivers, based in Devon. Copies available via the contacts page on this website,

Shadow Dance, the sequel to Sea Change, is now available to purchase from Amazon or Solidus Press. Sea Change has also been revised and reissued with a new cover.

Poets, Painters & Printmakers, a book of art and poetry and the product of a happy partnership between visual artists and poets was published in July by Bulb Store Books, 11 Linhey Close, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1LL. ISBN: 978-0-9551114-1-9 Price £15.00