I write non-fiction about things that are important to me, and I write stories to make you smile, wonder, frown and sigh, inspired by the stuff that happens to and around me. It's all about life, yoga and other adventures.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small market town in Staffordshire, in the UK. As a youngster I thought it was dull, dull, dull and couldn't wait to get away. Now when I visit family and friends there, I rediscover its charms, not least the stunning scenery and the 'Staffy-shire' accent.
Not a how-to book on yoga, but a collection of thoughts and not-so-humble opinions on what is right and wrong in yoga today. Julia Thorley is a yoga teacher whose aim is to make you smile and consider what really matters on the yoga mat.