Historical novelist, published by Honno Press. Author of 'THE WHITE CAMELLIA' to be published 2016, 'WE THAT ARE LEFT', March Book of the Month for The Welsh Books Council, Waterstones and National Museums of Wales. 'EDEN'S GARDEN' finalist in THE PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE, 2013/14.
Juliet is published by Honno Press. She is the author of 'The White Camellia', set against the suffrage movement and women's struggle for the vote, to be published in September 2016. Her previous novels are 'We That are Left', set in Cornwall, Anglesey and France in the First World War , and timeshift 'Eden's Garden'. 'We That are Left' was completed with a Literature Wales Writer's bursary, and in 2014 was The Welsh Books Council's Book of the Month for March, Waterstones Wales Book of the Month for March, and the inaugural Book of the Month for the National Museums of Wales. It also reached #4 in the overall UK kindle store in 2015.
'Eden's Garden' was Welsh Book of the Month in 2012, reached #5 in the UK kindle store, and was a finalist in The People's Book Prize 2013/14
Juliet lives in a traditional Welsh quarryman’s cottage between Anglesey and the mountains of Snowdonia. She has a large garden that would have been used by original inhabitants to grow vegetables and fruit to supplement their wages. Juliet tries to follow in their footsteps with the aid of a polytunnel and plenty of experimenting with the results. Juliet has been told that her great-grandmother was the cook at a big country house at the beginning of the last century. She has definitely inherited the baking gene – her chocolate-and-orange cake is legendary!
As a child, Juliet always had her nose in a book. She wrote her first novel (an epic inspired by Rosemary Sutcliff and set in Saxon times) at the age of ten. After studying English at Lancaster University and King’s College, London, Juliet worked in a variety of jobs, from running her own craft stall at Covent Garden Market to running puppet and storytelling workshops in North Wales. A severe illness over 15 years ago inspired her to pursue her life-long passion and finally fulfill her ambition to become a published author.