Julie Hearn was born in Abingdon, near Oxford, England, and has been writing all her life. A former features editor and columnist, she was studying for a teaching degree when she decided to take a class with Philip Pullman. "You don't want to teach," Pullman told her. "You want to write." She took his advice and became a children's book novelist.
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