Julia Golding

Julia Golding

Children's author

Also writes as

Joss Stirling, Eve Edwards
Booking enquiry
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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Interview, Commission a book


Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Age 16 to 18+, Adult


Crime, History, Humour, Romance, Science fiction, Stage/Screen

Book types

Alphabet, Fiction 8-13


  • The Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 (formerly known as the Smarties Prize). Bronze Award for Mel Foster in Primary Teacher Awards 2015. Winner of Romantic Novel of the Year 2015 as Joss Stirling
  • the first time a YA novel has won this award in the 60 years of the competition.
  • the honor book medal of the Green Earth Book Award
  • Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2006
  • the 2012 Beehive Book Award
  • In the US


  • Tutor on Arvon courses (Lumb Bank)


One of my favourite parts of being an author is getting to meet my readers. I enjoy going in to schools to run book sessions or workshops all based around game playing or coming down the front to put on costumes or take part in quizzes. 

With me, your young people can 
  • find out about monster mash-ups!
  • join King Arthur's Round Table,
  • find out about life two hundred years ago,
  • become a pirate,
  • test their survival skills,
  • discover what the Vikings were really like,
  • or join the Secret Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures.
As Joss Stirling I offer an event for teens around using playlists and music for inspiration.
As Eve Edwards, I am currently offering an event for teens on the centenary of World War I as well as more generally about writing historical fiction.
I  am also experienced in conducting writing workshops for both children and adult classes.
And what the children think: 

'The way she thought about explaining books to children was amazing.' Thomas Y5

'I really enjoyed her coming in, and it was interesting how she started her books and the stages that go into a book.' Matthew Y6

My charges are set at Society of Author recommended rates either for a whole or half day.  Please contact me for current details.

Books by Julia Golding

I have written over fifty novels for children and teens under my three names, Julia Golding, Joss Stirling and Eve Edwards. I also write for adults, adapt novels for theatre and write screenplays.

The Tigers in the Tower

The Tigers in the Tower

"A Little Princess with tigers! Orphan and outcast Sahira Clive is a brave and plucky heroine with a brightly burning heart. I was rooting for her all the way to the end of this thrilling and thought-provoking adventure." Ally Sherrick, award-winning author of Black Powder Sahira s family are travelling to England to deliver two majestic Indian tigers to the menagerie in the tower of London. But tragedy strikes and sickness steals Sahira s parents from her on the journey. Left alone in London, Sarhira finds herself confined to a miserable and dangerous orphanage. Despite her heartache and the threats she faces, Sahira is determined to carry out her father s last request to protect God s beautiful creatures: her tigers. To do so, Sahira must set out on an adventure and use all her powers of persuasion to engage the help of some new friends along the way. Can the quest to find her tigers a safe home, lead Sahira to find her own place of hope and belonging in this strange and foreign land? 
The Curious Crime

The Curious Crime

Enter a fantasy island where Phil the dodo and other unusual wild animals roam corridors, great halls and an underground network of passages of a magnificent museum and science academy. Prevented from following her creative passion as a stonemason, Ree is confined to cleaning the halls at night as a maid. But then the murders start happening... A determined scholar Henri and strong-willed Ree join forces to solve the mysteries and prove their innocence. 

The Diamond of Drury Lane

historical adventure set in Cat Royal's London, 1790 

Finding Sky

Paranormal romance for teens with unforgettable heroes Sky and Zed 


World War I teen romance between a young artist and a nurse