(PRWEB) June 16, 2006
Highly moved by a visit to a local childrens' hospice, Kentish girl Julie Wealleans decided to use her favourite hobby, namely writing, as a way of helping raise funds for them by donating to them half the proceeds from each copy sold.
Poetry anthology "Misty Rainbows" and short story anthology "In Quietness And Confidence" are both breathtaking, colourful and descriptive journeys through her world of imagination and memories. Each story or poem paints a picture with words, and makes entertaining reading. The books touch many aspects that we all meet during our journey along the path of life, and include heartbreak, loss, fear, and on a happier note, lots and lots of humour, funny anecdotes, happy memories and light-hearted observation. There should be something there to suit all tastes. More importantly, there is the added bonus of helping the children at Demelza House Childrens' Hospice by half the proceeds of each book sold going to this very worthy cause.
"I have visited Demelza House," says the author Julie Wealleans, "and despite its unbearably sad purpose, it is a wonderful place and so deserving of all help given. It is a lovely, peaceful place in a beautiful Kentish setting, and part of the building is a converted oast house, adding to its charm. It is so tastefully, respectfully and lovingly done, so much thought, care, and planning has obviously gone into the design, organisation and running of the place. Every need, for both the children and their families, has been taken care of. It's bright, colourful and cheerful, even the children's rooms are cheerfully decorated to resemble their own bedrooms, with all the necessary medical equipment discreetly hidden (and at the same time, easily accessible) behind wooden panels. The children have access to all sorts of activities, like music, painting, cooking, computer games, seaside trips etc. It aims to add life to days where days cannot be added to life. Such a touchingly selfless and caring place that leaves an imprint on your heart for always. I have always loved writing, and thought what better way to help this wonderful cause?"
Julie has always loved writing from an early age. Her inspiration for some of her work comes from people, events or places that are special to her or have made impressions on her life. Her inspiration for other work comes from her very vivid imagination, and from bizarre things like the name of a shop that appealed to her, in the case of her poem "Dream Catcher" (which is now, of course, also the name of a film, but it was only a shop name at the time of writing the poem).
Currently single, she lives in a semi-rural Kentish town with her Mum who she adores, and rents out her own flat to tenants. She is a credit controller for a local insurance firm, and writes in her spare time. She also does a lot of reading, including Arthur Golden, Dan Brown, Fyodor Dostoevsky, JK Rowling, GP Taylor, Louis Sachar, Tracy Chevalier and Philip Pullman. She is vegetarian, loves films and theatre, TV sitcoms (favourite being Only Fools & Horses) animals (especially cats), and being with her family and friends. Her dream is to live on the coast one day, in a seaside town complete with pier, fairground rides, Punch & Judy stall, amusement arcades and all the usual traditional British seaside resort things that she's loved since childhood. Walking in the fresh sea air would certainly provide much thinking time and inspiration for more writing.
In the meantime, Julie's first two books "Misty Rainbows" and "In Quietness And Confidence" can both be found on lulu.com, the world's fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books.