About Julie Murphy

I trained as a zoologist and zookeeper, and have been a children’s book author for over twenty years. Why do I write? Because I love it, and I hope that it helps children to connect with reading and nature. What do I write about? Mostly my main interests – animals and the environment.

I hope my books will inspire young readers to be curious about nature, and to go out and experience nature for themselves – even a park or back yard will do! Ideally, kids will also be encouraged to become lifelong readers and conservation stewards.

I have 20+ children’s books published through Trade and Education publishers in Australia and the USA.

I love sharing my books and writing adventures with children, and would love to inspire the kids at your school or library through one of my tailored interactive presentations. Just click on my Contact tab to get in touch, or contact me via Twitter. Easy!

Julie Murphy with CHEER UP, BLOBFISH! book in Thesaurus Bookshop, Brighton (Melbourne, Australia).