Julia Widdows was born in London and now lives in Brighton. She is a prize-winning short story writer, and has run creative writing groups in a variety of settings, including with recovering addicts and alcoholics. Living in Perhaps was shortlisted for the Daily Mail First Novel Award 2007. Julia is married with two sons. Writing as Julia Lee, she is the author of The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth, The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard, Nancy Parker's Diary of Detection, Nancy Parker's Spooky Speculations, and Nancy Parker's Chilling Conclusions, all published by OUP.