Thanks for looking over the fence to say hi!
My name is Julie Woodland and I am a Western Australian writer.

You can tell that’s true, because I am pictured standing on a beach at Lucky Bay, talking to a kangaroo. Likely thinking whether to invite her into my children’s story. Irrefutable proof …

As a member of the Four Centres Emerging Writers program, I completed a middle-grade novel (8 – 12 years). The story is set in the south-west of Western Australia. This beautiful country is one of the most biologically diverse areas on our planet. It even has kangaroos lounging on beaches, waiting to talk to overly imaginative writers.

During the two-year program, I had the extraordinary good fortune to be mentored by award-winning south coast writer Sarah Drummond.

I also write short fiction. My short stories have won (2015-2016) and been shortlisted (2017-2018) in the Mallacoota Arts Council E J Brady Short Story competition. They have also won (2021) and been placed second (2017) in the Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize – Fellowship of Australian Writers WA.

If you think you might enjoy some bookish and writerly musings, jump the fence into my backyard where I’m playing with imaginary friends.
Join us! Wherever it’s all headed, we’re having the best fun …