About Jules

BORN BUT NOT BRED IN YORKSHIRE

I consider myself an honorary Yorkshire woman living in the Chilterns, who still misses proper hills.
I always had an over active imagination which was fuelled by a passion for reading from a young age.  A trip to the Bronte’s parsonage at Haworth with my grandmother cemented my desire to be a writer one day.  

After reading English at the University of East Anglia, working life began in the glamorous, but deeply shallow world of PR (and I enjoyed every minute of it) , where my fiction writing skills were honed on press releases and copy-writing projects.

One day didn’t happen until I happened to take a break between jobs which also coincided with a local 6 week writing course.  This brilliant course  started me writing in earnest..  It was now a case of not being able to not write.  When the course finished, I set up the Tring Writers Circle.  As a writer, its good to network with other like minds who also have people talking in the head, or are dreaming up the latest plot.

I felt obliged to set a good example, which also proved to be a genuine displacement activity for other tasks which I didn’t enjoy so much, such as cooking and ironing. Fortunately my husband is good at the former and an occasional participant in the latter.

With my eldest having now taken flight to university I’m hoping to have even more time to devote to writing and to building on my seven published novels thus far.  The latest one, The Cosy Cafe in Copenhagen, published by Harper Impulse under my maiden name Julie Caplin, is the first in the Romantic Getaways trilogy. Watch out for The Little Brooklyn Bakery and The Little Paris Patisserie coming soon!

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I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book!!!! What a heart-warming, eye-opening, and hilarious start to a brand new series from Julie Caplin. The entire story-line warmed my soul from the tips of my toes, to the tips of my hair.

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Kaisha Holloway on The Little Cafe in Copenhagen