Born in Chicago, Julia Ember now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with her partner and their city-based menagerie of pets with names from Harry Potter. Sirius Black and Luna Lovegood the cats currently run her life. A world-traveller since childhood, Julia has visited almost seventy countries. Her travels inspire her writing, though she populates her worlds with magic and monsters. She has worked as a teacher, a wedding cake decorator and a bookseller. Julia began writing at the age of nine, when her short story about two princesses and their horses won a contest. In 2016, she published her first novel, Unicorn Tracks, with Harmony Ink Press. It also focused on two girls and their equines, albeit those with horns. She has subsequently published three further works for young adults. The Navigator's Touch is the sequel to The Seafarer's Kiss, which was released by Interlude Press in May 2017. It was heavily influenced by Julia's postgraduate work in Medieval literature at the University of St. Andrews.
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Julia Ember recommends
City of Stone and Silence (2020)
(Wells of Sorcery Trilogy, book 2)
"Set sail aboard the ghost ship Soliton for a rich and harrowing fantasy journey. Wexler expertly weaves complex magic, action and intrigue into an unforgettable tale of loyalty and vengeance."
Rise of the Red Hand (2021)
(Mechanists, book 1)
"Innovative, smartly written, and harrowingly relevant."
A Clash of Steel (2021)
(Remixed Classics, book 1)
C B Lee
"A Clash of Steel is an action-packed tale of fierce friendship and queer found family, with a playful sapphic romance that will make your heart flutter! C.B. Lee immerses you in the world of the Qing dynasty with vivid and authentic detail--you will feel the danger of the waves and yearn for the tastes and smells of the markets. Filled with shocking twists, A Clash of Steel is a truly extraordinary retelling that artfully blends the classic story of Treasure Island with the history of most infamous pirate ever to rule the seas."
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