Julie Stafford 



I'm so pleased you found me here. I'm guessing you have arrived here because you love travel, food, writing or photography. These are my passions.  I am on a mission to taste all that life offers and I'd love to bring you along for the experience to inspire and empower you to find the roads you were always destined to walk. Perhaps you are looking for travel inspirations, healthy food ideas, writing inspirations and how to publish or perhaps you want more from your photography.

We'll embrace all of these things here at my new address www.juliestafford.com.au


But first, let me say, I hope you love my debut novel. It is a few steps away from my successful career in healthy eating cookbook writing but my heart was set on writing this book and self-publishing it, and so I did.


Do you have a 'Taste of Life' cookbook? I loved this chapter of my life,writing more than 22 healthy eating cookbooks and travelling the world promoting them and speaking to more than 1500 corporate and community groups on the benefits of managing your own health, but I wanted to challenge myself more and so I explored a new style of writing... FICTION! Of course if you know my story you'll see some similarities between my main character, Ellie, and myself. Hope you love it. I'm already on to the sequel set against the backdrop of Morocco.


This novel has also been adapted for the screen. Never imagined I would write a screenplay. Another big learning curve for me, reminding me that you are never too old to learn new skills! 





New E-Book 



A Review

‘Seagulls on the Ganges’ is a timeless love story about healing and the forces that surround us to make healing possible. It reminds us that people come into our life for a reason, a season and a lifetime and the size of our journey is in allowing them in and knowing when to let them go ...

"There are some books that get under your skin. You feel as if the characters are your friends and there is a sense of loss as you come to the end. Days and even weeks after, you catch yourself thinking about those characters and wondering how they are, what they might be doing… and hoping for a sequel. ‘Seagulls on the Ganges’ was such a book for me. In the midst of heart crushing loss, Ellie’s courage and spirit shone like a beacon..." Lisa Victoria


Seagulls on the Ganges





and  the Seagulls ... 


Following the whispers of your heart ...

A Thousand Mile Journey Begins with One Step 

Travel to spectacular destinations and chart a new course.
Write exciting chapters and live an extraordinary new life.


Morocco, Croatia, France, Portugal, Melbourne and Spain . Discover 'my' places. Walk the streets and small lanes that I love exploring in these destinations. Travel roads along jaw dropping coastlines and across spectacular landscapes of mountains and deserts. Sail with me. We'll embrace the life of the traveler chasing the solo experience ...


Follow my journey @juliestaffordtravels

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