Publications and projects
When her husband retires, Julia Thorley starts to keep a diary for her own amusement. She doesn’t tell Clive, in case he starts to do daft things on purpose. She needn’t have worried.
This is the record of that first year, a period of transition for both of them, bringing laughter, irritation, frustration and negotiation as they find a new way to live together. Thank heaven for the allotment.
Stripped-back Yoga is not a book on how to do yoga. Long-time yoga teacher Julia Thorley has collected her thoughts on what she has learned on her mat. Some of the pieces are about practical aspects of yoga and others are a bit ranty, because there’s a lot about the modern yoga world that rubs her fur the wrong way. Her opinions are not always humble and may well make you cross, but some should raise a smile and might give you pause for thought. Take a comfy seat – it doesn’t have to be in the Lotus position – and make up your own mind.
'Adder of Rockingham Forest'
Online creative writing workshop
with Roots of Rockingham/
Back From the Brink
Click here for details
4-11 July 2021 tbc
Foxes' Retreat Festival of Writing
20 November 2021
Moulton Literary Festival
15 December 2021
Weldon & Priors Hall U3A
New short collection
Now available in paperback and as an e-book
Meet the cast: a no-nonsense woman in her 60s who has a brush with authority; a down-at-heel private eye; a weary young mother from times past; a Victorian businessman afraid of progress; an Edwardian woman with her heart set on romance; a young man struggling with life; a teenage girl badly let down; a very special make-up artist; and a young mum who gets the last laugh. Each has a story to tell.
Nine Lives: monologues and first-person stories for reading aloud is now live in Amazon's Kindle store here.
If you would like to buy a copy of the paperback edition, please contact me for details.
Lifelong chums Bob and Tommy love a bet: nothing big, just a bit a fun really. The trouble is, the luck never seems to go Tommy’s way, until one day a sporting challenge presents itself. Could Tommy finally get one over on Bob?
Pregnant and Fit with Sharron Davies, Partridge Press
Simple Conjuring Tricks for Everyone, Foulsham
100 Reasons to be Positive, Four Seasons
100 Reasons to be Confident, Four Seasons
100 Reasons to be Thankful, Four Seasons
100 Reasons to be Generous, Four Seasons
Included in Onward Writing Anthology
Included in Dogs Must Be Carried, an anthology by Corby Collective Poets