It’s not every interview subject who has previously sat in on another Bookwitch interview, but Julie Bertagna sampled this dubious experience back in 2008, when she came along as my support act with Neil Gaiman. I felt a bit like that story about the inept violin player at his first recital.
And I’m fairly certain that Julie is the only person I know who has managed to maneuvre herself into the arms of Sean Connery. I understand it was by accident.
Now that Aurora is here to complete Julie’s Exodus trilogy, I’m very, very happy to have been able to catch her for this interview. Some people are just too modest.
Also, it’s not every teacher who will sit down and write a novel for her pupils.