Fact File

Welcome to my website. Come on in and have a look around. You can find out about my books and also about me. 


Julie Sykes


My birthday month is August

Place of birth: 

Kingston upon Thames

Places I’ve lived:

My family moved to Australia just after I was born but returned to England in time for me to start school. I was educated in Surrey and lived there until I got married. I now live in the south of England with my husband and our three children. We used to live on a fish farm, which we shared with 300,000 rainbow trout. We share our current home with a few goldfish and a white wolf cunningly disguised as a dog.


I’ve worked in a kennels, shops, pubs and on a mushroom farm. My first full-time job was as a laboratory technician and after that a teacher. I’m now a full time writer. 

First book published:

There were two - This and That and I Don’t Want To Go To Bed!

Favourite Things:

Family, friends, Spring (the season not the bouncy sort although bouncing is good, too), cappuccino, Danish pastries, Cornwall, the sea, books, animals, chocolate.

Worst Things:

Litter, vandals, cleaning the house, having NOTHING to read.


Reading, walking, cooking, hanging out in cafés.