Julia Jarman


Welcome to my website!

Please have a look round. You will find details of my books for children of all ages and reading abilities. 

You will also find resources for teachers and librarians based on my work, activities for children such as word-searches and pictures to colour, and information about visits to schools and libraries.

Do get in touch using the form at the bottom of the page if you would like to know more. 

I’ve been writing for over 30 years.

My backlist adds up to more than 100 books. Long ones, short ones, modern and historical, funny, sad, serious and silly.

I used to be a teacher and I still love visiting schools and libraries.

I live in a small village in Bedfordshire, England but am always happy to travel to talk about my work.

On the rare days not filled by reading or writing, I enjoy gardening, cooking, walking, swimming, discussing books with friends and going to the theatre.

For more information, please visit ‘About Julia’.

(If you find any links that aren’t working, please let us know!)


Upcoming Events

My big news is that my first novel for grown ups, The Widows Wine Club is being published by Boldwood Books on the 14th of August!!

It’s a story about friendship, new beginnings, finding happiness in adversity, and of course wine!

You can pre order your copy now from Amazon and all good book shops.

I’m continuing to write for children and teenagers, so please keep an eye out for new books in this genre too.

My latest, Cheeky Chick, illustrated by Tom Knight will be available early next year.

I’ve only just heard and will publish some of Tom’s pictures soon.

SO excited!

Wilby CEVC Primary School, Suffolk.
Head Teacher, Roisin Wiseman, reminded me I was last there in 2018, when I got snowed in and had to stay the night. Hoping for better weather this time!

If you’d like me to visit next March please send me an email.


Before that, on Tuesday 6 December 2022 I’m returning to The Beacon School, Chesham Bois, Amersham.

I go to this school every year as Hangman is on the Y7 curriculum.

They love the anti-bullying message and the links with WW II.

We’ve been zooming recently but this year I’m REALLY going!

Do hope they like the new edition of Hangman.

I think they will as they helped choose the cover.

Even better, I’m also going to see Nursery, Reception and Years 1 and 2.

They’ll be Joining In With Julia having fun with picture books. Must remember my pirate hat! ADD pic Class Three All At Sea.

Event Details

World Book Day


Date: March 2023
Time: All Day.
Location: Wilby Primary, Suffolk

Event Details

Westwood Primary School

Date: 29th November 2022
Time: TBC
Location: March, Cambridgeshire


I regularly visit schools and libraries to talk to children and teachers about my work. Pictures from recent visits can be found in the gallery. Please send me yours if you would like to be on show!