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Julie Watson
Julie Watson
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Books: 2
  • Profession: Midwife/Author
  • Born: 24 September
  • Member Since: Jul 2017
  • Profile Views: 7,209
  • Followers: 46
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    Biographies & Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY

Julie grew up in a small, rural town in New Zealand. After leaving school, she worked at the local maternity annexe as a nurse aide, which gave her a love for caring for mothers and babies. Life could not have been happier until the death of her second baby at birth led to depression, loneliness and despair.

Julie’s first book Born for Life: A Midwife's Story follows her journey to overcome challenges and become the midwife that she was born to be. Julie hopes that her story will inspire others to follow their dreams and not give up hope.

Midwifery remains Julie’s passion. Julie loves travelling and has worked as a midwife in many countries – including Zambia, Africa where she worked at Kalene Mission Hospital.

Julie’s second book Born for Life: Midwife in Africa describes her experiences living and working in Africa. She shares her incredible journey to make a difference in the lives of African women and their babies at the most cherished time in their lives.

Julie lives in Palmerston North, New Zealand with her husband, Barry.

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Born for Life: A Midwife's Story

Publish Date: Feb 18, 2015

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

avg rating4.5 - 85 reviews on Amazon

Julie Watson's Books

Born for Life: A Midwife's Story

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Publication Date: Feb 18, 2015

Biographies & Memoirs

4.5 (85 ratings)

Born for Life: Midwife in Africa

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Publication Date: Oct 06, 2018

Biographies & Memoirs, Christian Nonfiction

4.8 (16 ratings)

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      • bornforlife 1 month AuthorAuthor
      • They say don't judge a book by its cover but in reality, people do so you have to have a great cover. When I was working on my books I put a lot of thought into the cover and with the last cover 'Born for Life: Midwife in Africa,' I had to pay a copyright fee to use it. It was worth it though and I was pleased I found out who owned the image when I found the cover. It is a stunning cover as is my first books cover, 'Born for Life: A Midwife's Story.' It's worth investing in to get a superb cover. I remember when I was sent a few covers for the first book I gasped when I saw it as it was so moving a perfect for my story. I have had many positive comments from both my covers. The title is also important and has to be short and to the point and grabs the readers interest.
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      • bornforlife 1 month AuthorAuthor
      • As an indie author, I have had to do everything myself from writing the book to marketing. Not an easy task so what I feel is success is when people discover, read and review my books. I find if the sales are steady and ongoing I am happy and feel successful. If someone leaves a review I am even more thrilled and feel successful. I don't have to be on the bestseller list to feel successful but the orange stickers that appear on the Amazon sale page of my books really give me a buzz and am thrilled when I receive one. My first book 'Born for Life: A Midwife's Story' is still selling and it has been published more than four years now so I regard that as successful. I used to say even if only one person was touched by my story then it was worth it.
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    • Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
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      • bornforlife 1 month AuthorAuthor
      • I read all my reviews. They are very precious to me and I am grateful to anyone who has spent the time reviewing my books. If I know them or I find out who reviewed my book I do like to thank them. Sometimes I never know but if a reviewer lets me know somehow then I always want to thank them. If I receive a bad review I cannot lie and say it doesn't affect me as it does but then I look at the positive aspects of the review. I try and learn from the review and make it positive. I value people when they are honest so initially, it might take me back but then I find positive things from it. The reviewer often puts some positive comments in as well which is nice. I also know that even really great books have bad reviews so it's not a bad thing to have a range of reviews from 1-5 stars.
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