My new book The Silo Deadfall is still in the editing stages. Won’t be long now! Attended a Louise Cusack session on digital publishing. Excellent! I’m buying an e-reader during the next few weeks. Can’t wait. All good fun.



I’m speaking at the Indie Writer’s Festival at the Robina Community Centre on Saturday 29th October between 12:00noon and 2:00pm. I hope you can come anf join the fun. Cheers!

Hi! don’t forget the Indie Writer’s Festival Saturday 29th October from 9am – 4:30 pm at the Robina Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive Drive. Check out the website ~ http://www. indieauthorsfestival.com. I’ll be speaking and selling my books!!

Love, Lies, Laughter and a Few Little Tears is a compilation of short stories published by the Southern Short Story Writers Group- a group of the Gold Coast Writers Association, of which Julie is a member and contributor.

$20 per book plus $10 postage


My latest book ~

Julie Baythorpe’s first novel The Lavender Principal was released in 2011.


Reviewers comments ~

A winner!

Can’t wait to read the next one!

It should be made into a film!

I could hear your voice coming through!

The Lavender Principal features an amateur detective, Reid Devron, an outback school  principal, who, after being suspected of murder, sets out to solve the crimes and clear his name. The story is both gripping and entertaining, and sets a cracking pace.


Price ~ $20 +pp  Contact details ~ see below


Other published books ~

Love, Lies, Laughter And a Few Little Tears  ~ short stories ~ co-author with members of the Southern Short Story Group ~ A Support Group of the Gold Coast Writers’ Association Inc.


Future Works ~

The Silo Deadfall ~ a Reid Devron murder mystery  ~  to be released in 2012.


Appearances ~

Robina Community Centre 10:00 am  4th April 2011.

Book Launch ~ Gold Coast Writers’ Association meeting ~  Fradgley Hall Park Avenue

Burleigh Heads Saturday  21st May 2:00pm


Contact me ~



( Leave a message and I’ll get back to you.)

Links ~                

Love, Lies, Laughter And a Few Little Tears blog site ~




Julie Baythorpe

Julie Baythorpe was born in Sydney and grew up in Brisbane. She
moved to the Gold Coast in 1985. Julie has been writing all of her
life. For many years, she taught creative writing, both as a teacher
and principal in classrooms across Queensland. Julie started writing
full time when she retired from teaching. She has written and
published numerous short stories, poems and journal articles. Julie
is currently writing an amateur detective murder mystery set in
outback Queensland cattle country. She joined the Southern Short
Story group of the Gold Coast Writer’s Association in 2009.

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