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 is 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.
When her husband retires, Julia Thorley starts to keep a diary for her own amusement. She doesn't tell the poor man in case he starts to do daft things on purpose. She needn't have worried.Funny, thought-provoking and touching, this is a tale that will be familiar to anyone whose partner has retired, and offers a gentle warning to anyone about to embark on this stage of their life.
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.