Contacting the living

A recent interview by Fiona Mcvie. It feels incredibly self-indulgent to take part in something like this, but it’s also a privilege to be heard.


Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.


Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

Greetings! I’m Julie Travis and I’m 50 years old.

Fiona: Where are you from?

London. I spent 35 years there, first in the north-west of the city, then in the east, before moving to Cornwall in 2002.

 Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

My education – such as it was! – was abysmal. Bullying was the order of the day, not only amongst the children but meted out by the teachers and even the dinner supervisors as well. Quite common in the late 1970s/early 80s. I passed a few exams but my main success was in surviving the experience.

 Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

Wapshott Press, based in Los Angeles, is…

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5 thoughts on “Contacting the living

  1. Wonderful interview! Nice to discover we share even more in common than I realized: birds, the Killing, Janet Frame…I’d say being heard is up there with having a sense of purpose – one of our most basic needs as humans.

  2. Ladies, my ears have been burning all weekend – and now I know why! Love & miss both of you dearly.

    Also love the interview, it’s great to get some insight into your creative process.

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