J G Roberts has been writing and self-publishing her fiction since 2015 but has now signed a three book deal with Bookouture, under the name J G Roberts, for a detective/crime/thriller series centred around DCI Rachel Hart. The first book in the series, Little Girl Missing, will publish on June 14th 2019, with book 2 in the series in October 2019 and book 3 in April 2020, keeping her very busy as she also prepares for a beach wedding to her partner of forty-one years, Chris, in August.
Born in Nottingham, Julia travelled the world working as a professional dancer, singer and TV presenter, experience she was able to call on when developing the character of travel blogger, Holly, for her Liberty Sands trilogy.
Following roles as a hostess on the The Price is Right and a member of the Beadle's About hit squad, she auditioned as a presenter for QVC, and launched the American shopping channel in the UK where she still works full-time having celebrated her 25th anniversary with them in October 2018. She has also produced and presented features for Sky Sports - she has a passion for football, particularly her team, Crystal Palace - as well as corporate videos and live presentations.
Her first book, a memoir with a unique approach, entitled One Hundred Lengths of the Pool, came about as a direct result of QVC viewers wanting to know more about her life. Published by Random House imprint, Preface Publishing, in March 2013, it sold out in hardback on the channel.
She has two grown-up children and on Mother's Day 2013 they gave her a notebook with words 'Hold On People... I'm Having An Idea', on the cover. On the first morning of a much-needed holiday in Mauritius, following a year of treatment for Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, Julia had just that - the idea for her first novel.
Life's a Beach and Then..., book one of the Liberty Sands trilogy, was published in May 2015, followed by book two, If He Really Loved Me..., in November 2015 and the concluding part, It's Never Too Late To Say..., in May 2016. She has also self-published a short story, Time for a Short Story, her fourth novel, Alice in Theatreland, loosely based on Julia's experiences in the sometimes cut-throat world of theatre, and two Christmas novellas, Christmas at Carol's followed by the sequel, Carol's Singing in December 2018.
Having survived paralytic polio as a baby, Julia is an ambassador for British Polio and the Rotary International 'End Polio Now' campaign, and has donated from book sales to both charities, as well as the blood cancer charity, Bloodwise.
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