Hello, and welcome!
If you’ve come to find out more about me, you’re in the right place!
I’m an author of fiction, poetry and non-fiction. My first novel, The Neighbour, won the Seizure Viva La Novella Prize in 2014. After a writing hiatus due to some poor health, I released my second novel, The Uncanny Valley Club, in 2022. My third fiction novel, A man Stripped Back, is due out late in 2023.
I have appeared at Bendigo Writers Festival on various panels, both hosting and answering questions–and The Neighbour was launched at The Bendigo Festival. I have appeared at the Queenscliffe Literary Festival (fun to be by the beach!), the Perth Writers Festival, and The Melbourne Emerging Writer’s Festival.
For inspiration, I draw on my degrees in Psychology, Anthropology and Philosophy to inform my work, as well as some simple observation. I write from my home in Queensland, Australia.
Books by Julie Proudfoot:
A Man Stripped Back — (out October 2023) Set in the scenery of Bendigo Victoria (Australia), Ulrick’s life has plunged into confusion. In the last weeks of her life, his late wife refused to speak to him, or see him, and he has no clue why. The year is 2007 and the Dalai Lama is visiting Bendigo to Bless the newly built Great Stupa of Universal Compassion. The streets are dusty, heated, and dry due to the devastating drought, but also populated by hundreds of Buddhists wearing saffron robes and posting messages of compassion. In this atmosphere, Ulrick finds his life spiral out of control until there is nothing left but himself and his thoughts, and his will to find his way back.
When Henry King purchases a sex robot to treat a medical condition, it changes who he is, how he feels about himself and how he treats the women in his life. The Uncanny Valley club asks the question, can the way we relate to robots influence the way we treat each other? The Uncanny Valley Club treads the psychological path between human and robot relationships in a fast-paced psychological fiction novel by Julie Proudfoot, author of The Neighbour, and winner of the Seizure Viva La Novella Prize. Available in all bookstores & from all eBook platforms
The Neighbour. (Psychological Drama)
(Winner of Seizure Viva La Novella 2014)
Set in contemporary suburbia, The Neighbour is an astute psychological drama that offers a powerful and literary meditation on the nature of guilt and responsibility. When Luke is implicated in the tragic death of a child, he struggles to assert his innocence to those around him. While the accident invokes haunting memories of Luke’s late brother, who died when they were children, he strives to maintain a grip on reality as his relationships begin to unravel. Ebook found here. Paperback Found at Booktopia
Kickstart Your Novel
Welcome to Kickstart Your Novel. As an author and teacher of writing, I know that the desire and passion to write is sometimes not enough to get a novel written; the road from idea to manuscript can be confusing and daunting. Kickstart Your Novel is a grassroots, simple to access, concise guide to the tools I find the most useful for getting first drafts on the page. Available in paperback at, but not exclusive to, Booktopia Bookdepository and also as an Ebook.)
A Cold Gaze, Poetry from Julie Proudfoot. (Click for Ebook here )