Before there were books there were stories documents Julie’s schools work in partnership with bilingual storytellers from the City of Hume. The Pilot project and DVD were funded by School Focused Youth Service and Communities for Children 2010


  • ‘Kick footy’ in Reflections on Melbourne, Poetica Christi, 2009
  • ‘Love poem for another human’ Tattle Tales, Visible Ink, 2006
  • ‘Deep stillness’ in Growing Hope, Iona Books, 2006
  • ‘Deep stillness’ in Seasons of the Spirit, Woodlake Books, 2005
  • ‘Meeting Ruby’ in Learning to Breastfeed, Ormond Press, 2004

recent short stories

The Age faith column


In 1996, inspired by a Celtic blessing, Julie wrote an Australian blessing, ‘Deep Stillness’. With music composed by Robin Mann, it has been recorded and published many times. Licensing inquiries

In 2007 American composer David Ashley White heard ‘Deep Stillness’ spoken in a cathedral in the UK and was inspired to create a choral setting published by EC Schirmer.

professional writing

Julie can bring a light touch and a skilled delivery of words that will tell your story and engage your audience.

Quick to absorb the ethos of an organisation, Julie conducts interviews with empathy and insight. Her writing is engaging, clear and reliable.

Phil Conrick former CEO
Sunshine and Broadmeadows UnitingCare

Julie writes great stories with an empathy and awareness of current community perceptions. She delivers consistently good material responding to a variety of briefs.

David Hickey Director, Share Appeal
Uniting Church