I am so sad to learn that Julia has died. Although I only met her once, her enthusiasm and optimism were a real inspiration to me. I first came across Julia through having breast cancer myself and although she was always so busy writing and dreaming up new ideas and DOING things (let alone battling that horrid disease) she was always happy to swap emails with a complete stranger – and I am sure that I am only one of a great many aspiring writers that she had time for, even in her darkest days. I am so so proud that my first published poem is in one of her last books – The Poetry Cure, an anthology of poems edited by Julia and Cynthia Fuller. Goodbye Julia. I shall miss you.