Other titles: Follow Me Down, The Merrybegot, Ivy, Hazel Follow Me Down was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award The Merrybegot was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize
Julie Hearn has been writing all her life. After training as a journalist, she went to Australia, where she worked on a daily tabloid newspaper. She then lived in Spain for a while before returning to England, where she worked as a features editor and freelance features writer. After her daughter was born she went back to her studies and obtained a BA in English and an MSt in women's studies. She is now a full-time writer.