Julie Cohen ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Philadelphia, USA, in 1970, Julie Cohen was raised in a small town in the Maine woods. “I’ve spent every single summer of my life at my family’s little cottage at the lake, which my great-grandfather built and where my parents met,” she says. Julie wrote her first novel about a girl wizard at age 11 – “100 handwritten pages with hand-drawn maps and calligraphy chapter headings. I’ve still got it,” she laughs. After studying English Literature at Brown University in the US and Cambridge University in the UK, she became a school teacher and started writing novels. Getting published was tough but she persevered and her books are now translated into 15 languages, with sales of close to a million worldwide. Julie currently lives in England “with my husband, our son and our dog”, and is working on “a novel about how one person’s life can affect a whole community”.