Juliet is the author of ‘Eden’s Garden’, published by Honno Press in March 2012. ‘Eden’s Garden’ was chosen by the Welsh Books Council as Welsh Book of the Month for May 2o12.
‘Eden’s Garden’ follows the intertwined stories of the Meredith family of Plas Eden, a dilapidated mansion with a collection of mysterious statues in its overgrown garden, and the servants who once served there. If you love ‘Downton Abbey’ and the novels of Kate Morton, this is the book for you!
‘A powerful tale of two women struggling with love, family duty, long-buried secrets and their own creative ambitions.’
Juliet lives in a traditional Welsh cottage halfway between the romantic Isle of Anglesey and the beautiful mountains and ruined castles of Snowdonia.
Juliet began writing seriously about ten years ago, after a severe viral illness left her with debilitating ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for years. Juliet always says that M.E. was the worst, and the best, thing that ever happened to her. On one hand, it sent her from being able to walk up mountains with ease to struggling to do the simplest of everyday tasks for more than a few minutes at a time. But on the other, it forced her to re-evaluate her life and her priorities. And it made her a writer.
She is now well and back to dog walking and working on her beloved garden. As well as novels under her own name, Juliet writes stories and serials for magazines as ‘Heather Pardoe’.
When not writing, Juliet works on local oral history projects, helping older people tell their stories before they are lost forever. She also helps aspiring writers towards being published, and is a reader for the RNA’s ‘New Writer’s Scheme’.
She’s also attempting to go as green as one shamelessly comfort-loving woman can go in an end-of-terrace cottage halfway up a Welsh hillside with as much slate as earth in the garden. And to do it cheaply and in style. It’s the only way to go!