J. E. Miller NEM GDPsych GDEd BAEngLit is a debuting traditionally published author of inspiring stories for the young and young at heart. Primarily an author of magical realism, Julie is also a freelance writer for government and private sectors, works on private commissions, and is an experienced trainer and public speaker.
After spending far too many years at university, gaining graduate and post-graduate degrees in English Literature, education, and psychology, she spent a few years posing as a teacher, literacy specialist, and psychological services provider. She takes research for her books very seriously.
After taking up full-time writing in 2017, her debut title, Remember: Lest We Forget, received an international book award. The sequel to this story, Remember: Triple Zero Heroes, will be released in 2023. In addition, her poem, ‘Sunflowers for Ukraine,’ was selected for publication by the Australian Centre of Leadership for Women in a charity anthology in 2022, raising money to support aid in Ukraine through the United Nations.
Julie supports several charities, community organisations, and not-for-profits close to her heart, and her publicist insists on mentioning her awards: Queensland Meritorious Service Citation (2011), Commissioner’s Commendation (2014), Queensland Meritorious Medal (2019), and a National Emergency Medal for significant service (2022).
She is a favourite at local schools, where she runs workshops, presentations, and writers in residencies, while still consistently writing or editing at least 5,000 words most weeks. She is always surprised and humbled by the acclaim she receives for her work, including public endorsements from the Australian War Memorial’s education department and many others. In addition, she has delivered memorable and highly acclaimed keynote addresses at several significant events around Australia, including Remembrance Day and Anzac Day services.
A chronic overachiever and lover of acronyms, Julie is a professional member of the ASA, BBA (Brisbane Book Authors), CBCA, QCT, QWC, and SCBWI. She is the coordinator of BBA and is a Public Relations Director of Rotary. In her spare time, she is a trainer and team leader for the SES.
Julie lives in Brisbane with her family, two robot dogs, a robot bird, and two robot vacuums named Mrs Potts and Chip. Aside from her favourite job, being a mum, she spends her days watching Mrs Potts vacuum while she writes stories that she hopes will inspire readers to leave the world a little better than they found it. Her characters are rich with heart, courage, integrity, resilience, and compassion.
For more, go to www.rememberlestweforget.com
Remember: Triple Zero Heroes is available through the Hawkeye book store.
Remember: Triple Zero Heroes Winners announced! Details here.
Illustrators were invited to submit original artworks for Julie’s next book, Remember: Triple Zero Heroes. Competition winner’s names have been published and the overall winner, Trelyse Allan now has the chance to work with Hawkeye Publishing on a children’s book. Remember Lest We Forget is the first book in the Remember series.
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