Julie Cave credits her parents for introducing her to books at a young age, which fostered an enduring passion for reading and writing. As a child, her favourite authors were Enid Blyton and C.S. Lewis and it wasn’t long before she began copying them, writing short stories for anyone who would read them.
At fifteen, two things happened which would shape her future: she heard a creation science speaker at her church which cemented her faith in God; and she finished her second novel-length story and realised she had fallen in love with writing novels.
After school, she completed a health science degree, got married, and worked in banking and finance. All the while she wondered how she could combine her love of writing and her strong passion for Christian apologetics and evangelism. One weekend at a church camp, a friend asked, ‘What if the guy in charge of the Smithsonian Institution went missing?’
The result – and the answer to that question – is Julie’s maiden published novel, Deadly Disclosures. It was released in May 2010.
The second book in the Dinah Harris mystery trilogy, The Shadowed Mind, was released in October 2010. In this novel, Dinah is confronted with two very different opinions on the value of human life.
The third book, Pieces of Light, delves into the secular humanist movement to remove God from our culture.
Recently, familyfiction.com readers voted Julie #4 in the top ten New Authors for 2010, and her novels Deadly Disclosures and The Shadowed Mind tied in 10th place for Best Suspense Novel of the Year.
Julie has two daughters and lives in Brisbane, Australia with her family. She divides her time between being a wife, a mother and an author.