Julia’s works are nostalgic to the older reader, and exciting to the younger. By her ability to touch the emotions Julia climbs into the readers soul bringing about excitement, hope and promise as well as new ways of thinking.
As a child Julia grew up listening to the magical sounds of fair rides and animals from a theme park across the stream at the bottom of her garden in Staffordshire, England. A love of reading, nature and the outdoors fed her colourful imagination and inspired her to become an author.
After working with a Disney licensing company Julia then worked with tennis ace turned entrepreneur David Lloyd in an international resorts business. Her travels took her to many beautiful places many of which she used in her descriptive setting for Dragor.
I wanted to write books with universal appeal, that were fantastical and ‘out there’ and yet still felt somehow real; to fulfil the expectations of book lovers and also hook non-readers back into reading. For me this had to be in the form of a series set in a place we would all be excited to visit – and so the Land of Dragor came to be.
The most beautiful places that I had seen on my international travels were integrated into the setting of Dragor: the amazing mountains of Colorado, the great deserts of Palm Springs, California, the vast waters in the Lake District, and the seaside caves of Cornwall -not forgetting the enchanting wilderness of Scotland. Dragor would be my ideal place to live – full of magnificent scenery, bursting with animals and nature’s magical flowers and plants. A place full of adventure, excitement and promise.” – Julia Suzuki
Julia Suzuki - Q&A