With a background is newspaper journalism she has for many years been a textile artist, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Her work includes stitched lettering. (If you google her name you should see some examples). At first she looked for inspiration to existing texts, such as the verses from Victorian samplers, but she has recently been writing her own words. She lives in Essex.
Julia Goss was teased at university because of coming from Scunthorpe, a steel town which many otherwise rational people still believe lies on the east coast. She now lives in the beautiful Forest of Dean, a forgotten slice of Gloucestershire, uninhabited by any member of the royal family, where she taught for many years in primary schools but is now a gardener.