Julia Newsome is now a writer. After taking a BA in Drama at Manchester University, Julia taught EFL in Athens for 22 years. She wrote and commissioned teaching materials for local schools and later joined Heinemann as a commissioning editor. She took the RSA TEFLA at the British Council there. Since leaving Greece in 1995 she has been a freelance translator, editor, publisher and materials writer for Penguin and Longman among others, and has continued examining and teaching EFL. She has lived and worked in Belgium, Yugoslavia and Zimbabwe, and now concentrates on writing fiction and scripts.
Her other interests include travel, exploring Cumbria (where she now lives) and rural Greece, and volunteering at Shakespeare's Globe.
Cambridge University Press publications Nelson's Dream (Cambridge English Readers) Dragons' Eggs (Cambridge English Readers)