Boffins Books will host Julia Lawrinson as she signs her new book Before You Forget. Have a chat with Julia as you have your book personalised.
Tickets are free, but places are strictly limited. Book now and receive a special treat at the signing.
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Year Twelve is not off to a good start for Amelia. Art is her world, but her art teacher hates everything she does; her best friend has stopped talking to her; her mother and father may as well be living in separate houses; and her father is slowly forgetting everything. Even Amelia.
At times funny, at times heartbreaking, this is an ultimately uplifting story about the delicate fabric of family and friendship, and the painful realisation that not everything can remain the same forever.
Julia Lawrinson was born just after the first moon landing and grew up in the outer suburbs of Perth. She jointed the WA Youth Theatre Company as a teenager, then performed, toured and appeared on television with comedy group Viable Options in her early twenties (think Amy Shumer times three with harmonies).
As a result of her performing background, Julia loves writing dialogue and character: to her, they’re the things that make writing jump off the page.
Julia has worked in many organisations, from the public sector to private language teaching to Parliament.
Julia has a few random degrees, including a PhD, and has recently completed a Bachelor of Laws with Distinction, winning prizes for trial advocacy, evidence and intellectual property, as well as a Vice Chancellor’s Award for academic excellence.