Julia Cole is a retired MBACP senior accredited psychotherapist who worked for Relate, (where she was also national Press Officer), the Royal Navy, and in cancer support for over thirty five years. Julia has written several books on relationships, including the best seller After the Affair - publ. Vermilion. She has also written for most national magazines and newspapers, including as agony aunt for the Sunday Express. She has broadcast widely on national media, chiefly commenting on relationships and family issues. The Weight of Her Heart is her first novel. She is married with two children and five grandchildren.