- Worthing WOW awarded me 2nd prize (and £75!) for my Covid-themed story: The Big Shop. Worthing Herald Online reproduced the three winning stories . Click here to read them.
- ingénue magazine issue for Autumn 2019 (pages 70-71) had a short story collection review special. Of the 4 short story collections reviewed I had short stories in 3 of them, including my own collection: News of Leon. The reviewer wrote:
“The mark of a good author is their capacity to set scene and mood with economy…the timing immaculate and the choice of words perfect. Julia Macfarlane has that down to a tee.“
Read the full review here.
Check out this 2 minute video of me on YouTube, promoting my public speaking possibilities – and ignore the cut where I fluffed my lines – doh!
- I run Bognor Regis Write Club – which meets once a month, to share our latest work.
Personally, I’ve been writing fiction and poetry since forever, sometimes just in my head, sometimes actually writing it down. I’ve had bits published, been shortlisted in a few competitions – once earned £50 for a poem! Does it count if it was for completing a limerick in a Smarties competition?
Want to read one of my latest stories for free? It was on the Stories For The Train website, now sadly no more, takes 6 minutes to read and might even make you laugh: Orchid Delirium
In the past few years I have produced several other books: the Write Club’s anthologies: The View From Here and A Blast On The Waverley’s Whistle; Chichester Ghost Tour, a self-guided pub crawl; and my first collection of my own short stories: NEWS OF LEON & OTHER TALES – all available on Amazon as ebooks and paperbacks. Please visit My Books And Other Publications for more information.
I am also Programme Co-ordinator for Bognor Regis & District Ramblers – and take a keen interest in nature – everything, flowers, trees, fungi, small furry animals and creepy crawlies. Like to name them, like to know about them.