Ordinary people are extraordinary. We can all aspire to decency, generosity, respect, honesty – and the power of love (all kinds of love!) can help us grow into our best selves.
I write stories about ‘ordinary’ people finding their answers in themselves and each other. I write about friends and lovers, and the families we create for ourselves. I explore the depth and the meaning, the fun and the possibilities, in ‘everyday’ experiences and relationships. I believe that embodying these things is how we can live our lives more fully.
Creative works help us each find our own clarity and our own joy. Readers bring their hearts and souls to reading, just as authors bring their hearts and souls to writing – and together we make a whole.
I read books, lots of books, and watch films. I admire art, and love theatre and music. I try to be an awesome partner, sister, daughter, friend. I live an engaged and examined life. And I strive to write as honestly as I can.
I have lived in two countries – England and Australia – which has helped widen my perspective, and I have travelled as well. I love learning, and have completed courses in all kinds of things. My careers have been in Human Resources, and in eLearning and training, so there has always been a focus on my fellow human beings and on understanding, conveying, sharing information.
Knitting gives me some down time and the chance to craft something with my hands. Coffee gives me stimulation and a certain street cred. My favourite colour has segued from pure blue to dark purple, and seems to be segueing again to marine blues.
I think John Keats is the best person who has ever lived.
And that’s me! Julie Bozza. Quirky. Queer. Sincere.
Acknowledgement of Country
I acknowledge that I live and write on country traditionally owned by the Murramarang people of the Yuin nation, and I recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Transformative Works Statement
TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS ARE GREAT! MAKE ALL THE THINGS! \O/
If you are so inspired, please feel free to use my original or transformative works in your own transformative works, whatever they may be. I would appreciate credit and a link back to my work, but I won’t insist. I would also like to be informed, and to have the opportunity to share the love with you, but again I won’t insist. Do as you wish or as you will!
On a broader philosophical level, while I appreciate a mutual courtesy and respect, I feel rather strongly that one of the fundamental aspects of transformative works is that no permission is needed from the original creator, whether their work is professional or fannish, in the public domain or otherwise. Get in there and have fun!
P.S. If it needs saying, transformative works (see Fanlore) are completely distinct from plagiarism (see Wikipedia and Fanlore). And I do not support or condone plagiarism.
If you would like to contact me, you can use a Comment form on any page or post, or feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you would like to know more … here’s more!
- An interview I did with Australian Authors.
- A podcast I did with Angie at TWAM Nation.
- An interview I did with Divine Magazine.
- The Saturday Historical Novelist Interview with Christoph Fischer.
- A blog post on “Writing What I Know” as Featured Guest Author on Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews.
- An interview about Butterfly Hunter among other things on Prism Book Alliance.
- Charlie Cochrane interviews me about Mitch Rebecki Gets a Life and other matters – and also here about The Thousand Smiles of Nicholas Goring.
- A Quintette of Questions asked by the wonderful Narrelle Harris – and a second Quintette, this time focusing on The Thousand Smiles of Nicholas Goring.
- The combined results of many awesome conversations I’ve had with fellow writer AB Gayle.
- An interview I did with Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews when Of Dreams and Ceremonies was being released.
- An interview I did with the UK Gay Romance blog.
- An interview I did with the Boys In Our Books blog, for their Authors as Readers feature.
- An interview I did on Smashwords.
- An article on me by Rainbow eBooks for their Feel Good Friday feature.
- The full interview I did with Rainbow eBooks for the above article, now posted on Queer Town Abbey.
Other things I’m particularly proud of:
- Nomination in the M/M Romance Group Member’s Choice Awards 2013 on Goodreads, in the category Favorite All-Time M/M Author.
- Nomination in the M/M Romance Group Member’s Choice Awards 2014 on Goodreads, in the category Favorite All-Time M/M Author.