Julie  Murphy
  • Julie Murphy

  • Born: Melbourne, Australia.

  • Description: I am an Australian children's writer, and former zoologist and zookeeper.
    I write fiction and nonfiction, including picture books and information books, poems and short stories. They are internationally published in Trade and Education markets; two are in award-winning series, and others have been shortlisted for the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature.
    I naturally gravitate towards writing about animals and nature-related topics, and hope my books will encourage in kids a love of both reading and nature.
    I most love reading kids' and YA books; often fantasy/magical realism.
    My home is in Melbourne, Australia, where I live with my husband, daughter and big, black dog, Banjo.