My name is Julie Thomas and my mother’s maiden name is Browne, so my blog is called Thomasbrowne. I live in New Zealand and in May 2011 I moved from the bright lights of Auckland to a sleepy little town called Cambridge, about two hours south. It is THE most beautiful place in the world, masses of large trees, a white wooden church, a village green, and lots of antique shops. It feels like an English village, even more so when I see people biking on old fashioned bikes with baskets on the front handlebars. Any day now Barnaby and Jones are going to turn up and solve a murder in the twinkling of an eye.
I am the author of the HarperCollins USA published novel “The Keeper of Secrets.” It is available in several countries in proper bricks and mortar bookshops and over the internet from distributors such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble and as an ebook in all the usual places!
It has some lovely reviews on Amazon:
And I have a Facebook Fan page:
I’ve spent the last 25+ years in the media, radio, TV and film. My book of wacky short stories, “Stirred Not Shaken”, and my Dad’s war letters home “Our Father’s War,” and the first in a trilogy of crime Novellas, “In Vino Veritas” are all for sale on Amazon and Smashwords - murder and mayhem amongst the grape vines!
I live with a much loved and highly intelligent cat, Chloe. I am passionate about music and that is reflected in “The Secret Keeper”, a book about looted musical instruments and art in WWII. I love opera and musical theatre and 70s rock and pop and classical and anything with real musicality. I also love film and live theatre and lots of good quality TV. I love rugby and tennis and cricket and golf
As I blog you will learn more of what I think about life, usually with a little wacky humour thrown in. Sometimes I will get on my soapbox. I am not a left leaning, conservationist at all costs, socialist at all…I believe in individual responsibility and a free market and tough laws on criminals and a return to children respecting their elders. Don’t say you weren’t warned!!