Juli Frances Taylor loves words, Greek mythology, and the correct use of the Oxford comma.
Born in Jericho, Oxford in 1966 to a family of University staff, she grew up playing hide-and-seek and searching for fairies in the City's medieval colleges.
Over 30 years of flying as crew for a UK airline has given her experience in different cultures, beliefs, and views.
And massive jetlag.
A life-long lover of stories, she wrote her first poem 'Snowy Has Gone' (about a runaway rabbit) at age six.
Her poems have got better since then.
After studying with the Open University, she started writing for children, and her first story in rhyme 'Georgia Gallant's Talent' - about kindness and friendship - was completed in 2018.
Further poems followed discussing subjects such as divorce, LGBTQ, disabilities, self-esteem, bullying, or just plain silliness; all aimed at 6-12 year olds (and their grown-ups).
Her work with Primary Schools, through PrimaryColourPoetry, has been featured on BBC Oxford and she visits libraries and children's groups for poetry readings and biscuits.
State and private schools in England & Scotland have used her anti-bullying poems in class, and her work has been read on Independent radio.
She now lives in The Cotswolds, but still plays hide-and-seek and continues her search for fairies.