Julia Brannigan was born in Yorkshire in the UK. She graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford with a BA Hons in Modern History. She then spent twenty years in London working as a market researcher. In 2006 she moved to New Zealand with her husband and two children for a better quality of life. It is here that she found the space and freedom to write. Four of Julia’s short stories have been broadcast on Radio New Zealand National and two featured in the Eclecticism e-zine Anthology An Eclectic Slice of Life published in December 2010. Julia has just finished her first novel and is working on a second collection of short stories.