Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Martin Luther

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Julie Watson
Julie Watson
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Books: 2
  • Profession: Midwife/Author
  • Born: 24 September
  • Member Since: Jul 2017
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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

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Born for Life: A Midwife's Story

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Publication Date: Feb 18, 2015

Biographies & Memoirs

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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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    • allauthor 1 monthAllauthor
    • What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
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      • bornforlife 1 month Post AdminAuthor
      • If you write from the heart and draw on your emotions then that will come out in your book. The book has to move along and not be boring for the reader. The reader must be engaged enough that they want to keep reading and not put the book down. It does mean as a writer not to have too much writing that is just padding the story out. I think that is a mistake. Also, the author must after they have edited the book as much as they can get a professional author to edit the book. This is a must do. There is nothing worse than having errors and mistakes in the book.
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    • allauthor 1 monthAllauthor
    • What inspired you to start writing? How long have you been writing?
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      • bornforlife 1 month Post AdminAuthor
      • I was inspired by my daughter to write a book about my life. I had been through a lot in my life including my baby daughter dying at birth when I was aged 20. I started thinking about it and felt that my story might help others who have also struggled in life. Once I started it just flowed and I couldn't stop. It was very emotional and I felt that I tapped into my emotions as I wrote my story down.
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    • Allauthor 4 monthsAllauthor
    • Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
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      • bornforlife 4 months Post AdminAuthor
      • Both my books had emotional content. My first book tells of the emotional roller coaster I went on when my second baby died at birth. To write I had to go back to that place where I had felt so much pain and suffering. I wrote in short bursts over that time. Putting everything into the story so my readers felt as I felt and could experience the emotion I had gone through. By taking a break from the writing when I needed to and not pushing myself during that time helped me write as best as I could when I was writing.
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