Agent: Anne Williams
Julie Houston is the author of five novels set in and around the fictional West Yorkshire village of Westenbury, GOODNESS, GRACE AND ME, THE ONE SAVING GRACE, LOOKING FOR LUCY, COMING HOME TO HOLLY CLOSE FARM and SING ME A SECRET, as well as a novella, AN OFF-PISTE CHRISTMAS, all published by Aria. Her new novel, A VILLAGE VACANCY, was published by Aria in October 2020.
A VILLAGE AFFAIR, published by Aria in November 2018, was on the Kindle Top 100 bestseller list for almost a year, was the seventh most-read UK fiction ebook in the year to November 2019, and a Kindle top 5 bestseller.
Julie is Yorkshire born and bred and lives near Huddersfield. She worked as a teacher for many years, still doing supply work. Additionally she sits as a magistrate in West Yorkshire.
Translation rights in A VILLAGE AFFAIR have been sold to a number of countries.
Praise for Julie Houston’s novels:
“A real page-turner. You’ll laugh and cry, but not be able to put it down as Julie’s trademark humour shines through from beginning to end” Cassam Book Blog
“This is one of those novels that makes you want to read ‘just one more chapter’ before you turn out the light, and that chapter turns into several more” Big Bertha, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
“I became so engrossed in this story I couldn’t stop – kept going for just another chapter, and another, until I’d read straight through to the end. I loved it – the magic five for me, a wonderful read and one to keep for rereading” Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews
“Warm and witty, Julie’s got it in spades” Tracy Bloom