Julie Fison

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Julie is a television reporter turned children’s author.


She spent 15 years in television news in Australia, Hong Kong and London and spent five years writing features for newspapers and magazines. She now lives in Brisbane, with her husband and two young sons writing children’s fiction. Julie spends as much time as possible on the Noosa River, the inspiration for the Hazard River series.

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“Many thanks to CYA Later Alligator for putting together a great conference. The one I attended was extremely worthwhile. I really enjoyed hearing how successful authors approach the art of writing and learning what makes a great children’s story. I also valued the chance to meet authors, publishers and agents. Nothing beats face-to-face contact in a competitive space like children’s fiction.


I met the head of Ford Street Publishing, Paul Collins, during the Brisbane Writers’ Festival last year. Ford Street will be publishing my first fiction series, Hazard River, in October 2010.


The CYA Later Alligator conference successfully puts all the necessary information for new writers into one weekend. I’d recommend it to aspiring authors of books for children and young adults.”

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