About the Author

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Julia Crook
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Blurbarian Since November 2012
Name Julia Crook
Location Western Australia
Gender Female
My Occupation Community Mental Health
My Bio Born in England in 1955 and immigrated to Australia at Age 8. Schooled and trained as a Mental Health and General Nurse and completed a degree in Nursing Science. Have two amazing children a daughter and son and three beloved grandchildren. Lived in England for 12 years, married much loved husband and trained as a Community Childrens Nurse and completed a degree in Community Health, a Masters in Health Professional Teaching, Post Graduate Diploma in Research and Health Development. Commenced PhD Studies into Expert Mental Health Decision Making and published findings. Moved back to Australia to a small hobby farm into semi-retirement to enjoy my passion for writing, gardening and animals.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
The original owners of our land Australia. I have some ideas but they are currently top secret! Lots of research required and I am really looking forward to learning more about the amazing Aboriginal Culture. I want to capture some of what our white ancestors, albeit unwittingly, lost.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Sally Morgan's My Place is a book that inspired me to write Far Aboive Rubies. In Australia everyone wants to read about convicts and early settlers. Ten Pound Poms have a big legacy in this country also so I will also write about my experiences one day. Our historical beginings put a lot of things in context for people.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
Twilight! I am a diehard Twihard and not ashamed of it. As a hopeless romantic, I loved these books and still enjoy the movies.

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