Julia Young

Julia Young, author of Solstice

Julia works for an environmental non for profit organisation, working on transforming the trade in timber from illegal and unsustainable, to a sustainable footing - and has done so for just over ten years.

Before this, she spent thirteen years working in mining, ten years of which was based in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa, before returning to the UK to study for a legal masters in International Environmental Law and Policy.

A keen sportsperson, Julia rowed for Great Britain in her late teens, and has also taken part in coastal rowing, fencing, mountain biking, running, canoeing, and swimming.

Julia started writing poetry in her early twenties, as a way of capturing thoughts. Solstice is the first time she has written as a story.

The beach near Julia's home