Julia encouraged me with my writing when I had no faith in it myself. She asked me to show her my poems, because she seemed to know I would never send them out otherwise, and suggested Diamond Twig. She has been a amazing influence and support to so many writers starting out, with a genuine warmth and interest in people that is unique. We all owe a lot to her. Even when she was unwell she continued to support writers. I sent her six poems, and she replied telling me to send her all 60! That’s Julia – an amazing generosity, selflessness and spirit the rest of us can only hope for.
We are all sadder she is gone, and better because she was here.
Thank you Julia, you are sadly missed but still in our thoughts,