Julie Elizabeth Powell


My 25 books:

Gone (unique fantasy)
Slings & Arrows (non-fiction)
Misadventures Of Fatwoman (humour)
A Murderer's Heart (murder /mystery)
Lost Shadows (psychological thriller /fantasy)
Of Sound Mind (fantasy)
13 (psychological horror)
Dirty Business (crime thriller)
Weird: A Henry Ian Darling Oddity: Missive One (fantasy /paranormal)
Weird: A Henry Ian Darling Oddity: Missive Two
Weird: A Henry Ian Darling Oddity: Missive Three
Weird: A Henry Ian Darling Oddity: Missive Four
Weird: A Henry Ian Darling Oddity: Missive Five
Figments (contemporary short stories & poems)
Three Into One (short story) (science fiction)
Expressions (contemporary short stories & poems)
Christmas Past (short story) (science fiction /dystopian)
Heaven (short story) (post-apocalyptic /fantasy)
The Box That Jane Built (horror short story collection)
The Puzzling Brain Of Martha Tidberry (fantasy)
There Was An Old Woman (fantasy)
The World According To Want (dystopian)
Star Bright (collection fantasy /sci-fi)
Impulse (collection crime)
Shades (collection paranormal)

Knowing Jack (mystery - 12+ish)
The Star Realm (#1 Avalon Trilogy)(fantasy 12+ish)
Invasion (#2 Avalon Trilogy)
Secrets Of The Ice (#3 Avalon Trilogy)
The Fairy In The Tale (short story) (fantasy)
Gone /Slings & Arrows Omnibus Edition
The Avalon Trilogy Omnibus Edition

Hello everyone. If you haven't guessed by now I have a passion for words and have twenty-three books published in a variety of genres and lengths, in addition to short story anthologies with other authors.

Several of my stories are also included within several box sets with Paper Gold Publishing.

I cannot ignore my dreams, so many of them, with names and places and ideas that spark my imagination and compel me to write; to create stories, whether fantasy or horror or mystery or psychological thriller or murder or even humour and adventure. So, my garden is sown, flourishing, with all manner of growth, and still the dreams come.

Julie Elizabeth Powell, my soul lingering within my imagination; maybe you’ll join me?

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire (now Cumbria), England and lived there until moving south. Many things have influenced my writing. One book in particular was sparked by two things, my son's amazing intuition and living near /visiting the Lake District, in the north of England - Knowing Jack.

The Lake District is beautiful yet can be scary and is forever changing with the seasons, thus making it the perfect backdrop to Knowing Jack - in winter.
When did you first start writing?
I've always doodled, yet it wasn't until what happened to my middle child that I kept the words enough to produce a novel - my first called, Gone.

Samantha was born with heart problems and died at the age of two only to be brought back severely brain damaged. Therefore, who she had been had been wiped away. She survived in agony for 17 years, dying for a second and final time on 26 December 2001.

Gone was the result. A fantasy so to answer the question I had during those waiting years: Where had my daughter gone? Because her essence had vanished. So I created a world and went in search of her.
Read more of this interview.

Where to buy in print


Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,230. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
13 is the story of random souls pitted against the tragedy of the modern world.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,230. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
After Charley dies in her office chair, how is it that she finds herself propelled into the mysterious world of Avalon? Upon encountering an essence, which insists is her daughter – the twisted shell she knows she left behind – insanity battles with fear inside her mind. Can she realise in time what it is she must do…or has she left it too late? Gone is a story inspired by a true event.

Smashwords book reviews by Julie Elizabeth Powell

  • The Dancer's Spell on May 06, 2011
    (no rating)
    An unusual story, intelligently written, forming a historical dramatic sense of the real and unreal, with a cast of believable and exotic characters. A satisfying read. Julie Elizabeth Powell, author of Gone, Slings & Arrows, The Star Realm, Invasion, Knowing Jack and A Murderer's Heart
  • The Dream on July 20, 2011

    I was intrigued from the start of this story, as it began with a delicious mystery, which continued to develop and then unfold with pleasing affect. A clever tale, where its heroine, believable and likeable, helps the reader relate and sympathise with many of the ‘love’ issues, yet pins us to our seats wondering what will happen next. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would recommend it to those who are fascinated by that ‘something extra’, that something which allows the imagination to wander where enigma is the watchword. Julie Elizabeth Powell, author of Gone, Slings & Arrows, The Star Realm, Invasion, Knowing Jack, A Murderer's Heart and Of Sound Mind
  • The Guest on Oct. 14, 2012
    (no rating)
    I found The Guest to be rich in description and enough mystery to keep me reading. I don't give spoilers, but will say that this short story left me wanting to find out more. Very good. Julie Elizabeth Powell
  • Cave of Discovery on Dec. 12, 2012

    I do love books that go straight into action. Cave of Discovery had good, clear description and was an enjoyable read. It had an intriguing, great start – everyone likes the idea of treasure. Liked the use of dialogue to move the story forward, a great tool I use myself.
  • The World Beyond the Door on Dec. 12, 2012

    The World Beyond the Door by Margaret and Steven Larson Another Winner! Fabulous description from the first, it really drew me forward. I could just imagine that house, the path, the oak and of course the mystery, the secrets…the magic.
  • The Dancer's Spell on Feb. 02, 2015

    An unusual story, intelligently written, forming a historical dramatic sense of the real and unreal, with a cast of believable and exotic characters. A satisfying read.
  • When Season's Change The Journey Begins Book I The Season Series on Feb. 04, 2015

    I was asked to read this book and found it to be thought provoking even though it does need some work. I liked the way it changed characters so to add depth to the story to make an intriguing read. It's difficult to say too much, as I don't give spoilers, but it's worth a look.
  • The Doormaster's Apprentice on Feb. 06, 2015

    This was an extremely enjoyable read! I loved the idea of magical doors used to visit other places, and linking items to make for easier living, e.g. being able to carry a small basket, where items are placed then transported to a bigger, more cumbersome basket - clever! A Doormaster feels like an original thought, and by using an apprentice for the adventures, further adds to the authentic ring and fun. This was a well-written fantasy tale, filled with magic, enchantment and wonderfully detailed and realistic characters - as well as the fight for good against evil. Highly recommended.
  • Probable Impossibilities on March 22, 2015

    I was given this book for review and enjoyed it. The story had many twists and turns and even a story within a story...clever! I liked the way it wasn't predictable, the believable characters and the mystery and surprises. It was well written and a very good read.
  • Truth Teller on Jan. 25, 2016

    I was given this book by the author and loved it! It may be for a younger generation, but I can't see why adults wouldn't enjoy it too - I did! I liked the characters: believable, rich and interesting. Charlotte was delightful and just how you'd expect a child to react if put into 'that' situation. As for the fantasy world, wow, I loved it, the characters, the descriptions and the 'scary bits'. I don't give spoilers, however, I would highly recommend this tale filled with magic, intrigue, danger and a tantalising taste of what's to come. Excellent!
  • The Wrath of Siren on Jan. 25, 2016

    I was lucky enough to be sent this sequel for review and thoroughly enjoyed it. Continuing with Charlotte's adventures as the Truth Teller she has yet another battle to face. We are reaquainted with familiar characters and introduced to new ones in this well written and descriptive fantasy adventure. I don't give spoilers but will say that this tale is well worth reading by a variety of ages. I look forward to the next story in the series.
  • Poppy on Feb. 13, 2016

    This may be a short story but it's crammed with emotion, as this talented author's writing style creates a touching drama about the relationship between parents and children. This fast paced read delves into how a devastating shock...I don't give spoilers. Certainly worth a look.
  • Homesteader Blues on Feb. 20, 2016

    I do like this author's writing style - easy to read and meaningful. This is a short story about family life in the 'wilds' of Alaska and gives a glimpse of its hardships and way of life, and yet it could be set anywhere because it's really about love and what it means to the man telling the tale. A sweet (not sugary) and touching piece that will gladden your heart.
  • A White Cat For Christmas on Dec. 08, 2016

    I do enjoy this author's work, although I prefer her fantasy, this is a charming short story, perfect for the Christmas season...and great to get a feel for that unique place, Alaska. I actually found this story elsewhere, but as a reviewer as well as an author, I wanted to spread these observations wherever I could. Good writing comes in all packages, and even though romances are not really my thing, this tale sets the magical scene and we are captured. Certainly worth a look.
  • The Legacy on April 03, 2017

    This was a disturbing read about abuse and the effects that can last a lifetime. It is also about hope and that there can be kindness with some humans. Sylvia-Ann suffers terribly with an abusive mother and an alcoholic father that doesn't seem to care. As the story evolves we see that nothing is really ever black and white, and yet as one generation gives way to the next, maybe the cycle will continue - or is it choice? Themes such as abuse, alcoholism, religion, romance, relationships and more, make for an interesting read. I think there was some unfinished business, but this make be tackled in the next book. There are numerous typos and grammatical issues, however, the writing style is good - fast-paced with an easy flow. Worth reading.
  • Blood Moon Rising: It's About Time on Nov. 07, 2017

    This is a thrilling collection of disturbing stories, which are well-written and give a taste of several authors and a great sample of their writing. I have read Nikki Landis's stories before and so was prepared for the chills. I can't say much, as I don't give spoilers. But each tale is a worthy read and for those who enjoy horror, fantasy, paranormal, supernatural and 'weird', will love this collection.