Julie Hodgson | Author & Journalist

Julie Hodgson is an acclaimed author of YA and children’s fiction and a prolific freelance journalist. She is the winner of The Miami Readers Favourite Award, the Apple Book Awards, the Wishing Shelf Awards UK, and the Indie Brag Award, among others. She is a staunch advocate for literacy and education in children, and is frequently featured in newspapers and on radio.




* Media Comment, Expert Opinion & Interviews

Julie Hodgson's expertise and experience make her the ideal go-to media expert for comment, opinion, and interviews on topics related to childhood and adolescent reading and literacy. Her extensive experience as an author of children’s and YA books, together with her academic background (most especially in child psychology), uniquely positions her to offer valuable insights into the importance of writing and storytelling in young people today.

* School and Educational Setting Workshops

Julie is available for virtual workshops on writing, literacy, and storytelling in schools and other educational settings. With over four decades of experience in publishing and storytelling for children and Young Adults, she possesses a wealth of knowledge in the art of writing and bringing characters and ideas to life. Her expertise spans various genres and themes, allowing her to cater to a diverse range of interests and preferences among young learners. Her passion for empowering young minds through the written word drives her to volunteer her time and expertise to support children's literacy initiatives. Her workshops inspire confidence, foster imagination, and instil a lifelong appreciation for reading and writing in young learners. Her pro bono contributions reflect her commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of children and promoting literacy for all.

* Public Speaking Engagements

Julie Hodsgon is available for a variety of in-person and virtual speaking engagements. Enquiries and bookings can be made through our speaking agency, BubbleandSqueak.London


Julie Hodgson is a freelance journalist and prolific British author of fiction books for children and Young Adults, whose works have drawn widespread critical acclaim. She has variously won The Miami Readers Favourite Award, the Apple Book Awards, the Wishing Shelf Awards UK, and the Indie Brag Award, among other accolades, while her work “continues to inspire generations, leaving an indelible mark on the world of literature and beyond”, according to reviewers. Her books have been translated into a number of languages and are read worldwide.

Her academic background – a Diploma in Child Psychology, a Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Psychology, and TEFL, among others – and experience as a journalist continues to enrich her understanding of human behaviour and enhance her work. She remains a staunch advocate for literacy and education and has featured prominently in newspapers and on radio.

Aside from writing, Julie is a self-confessed travel addict whose journeys have included a daring trip on the back of a 50cc Suzuki motorbike from England to Germany, and other hair-raising experiences in Malaysia, Singapore, Kuwait, Libya, Sweden, and Portugal, among other countries, where she variously evaded conflicts (including the first Gulf War) and even conducted secret English classes in Libya.


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