Author | Quirky Queer Sincere

May 2022

Hello, all! I hope you're enjoying spring or autumn wherever you are - they're my two favourite seasons. Despite the ongoing trials and tribulations in our world, I hope there is at least a fresh green sprig of life or a beautiful golden leaf near by you.

I am here today with a new translation of Butterfly Hunter, news of my Queer Weird West Tales anthology, Writ in Blood merchandise - and (at last) my plans to attend the Gay Lit Oz event as an author!

You'll find all the details below...

Jäger des verlorenen Schmetterlings

Jäger des verlorenen Schmetterlings (Hunter of the Lost Butterfly) is my new German edition of perennial favourite Butterfly Hunter, with many thanks to translator Anna Maria Nordholz.

I am not too shy to say that English-language readers have loved this good-hearted romance, with its endearing main characters and a vivid setting in the Australian Outback. The trilogy of novels has already been translated into French - but I have always had a strong group of German-speaking friends and fellow readers, and I wanted to make this novel available to them in their own language as well.

So, I am proud to announce that Jäger des verlorenen Schmetterlings was officially released into the wild on 1 May 2022! You'll find all the details below, starting with the blurb.

Einen einzelnen Engländer auf der Suche nach einer unbekannten Schmetterlingsart zu begleiten, hätte für den australischen Buschführer Dave Taylor ein simpler Auftrag sein sollen. Doch Nicholas Goring ist kein gewöhnlicher Tourist, seine Suche ist alles andere als einfach, und langsam sieht es so aus, also wollten die Schmetterlinge schlicht nicht gefunden werden. Während Dave Nicholas alles beibringt, was er zum Überleben im Outback braucht, stellt er fest, dass auch er noch einiges zu lernen hat – und dass der beste Weg, etwas wirklich Wichtiges zu finden, oft darin besteht, es einfach nicht finden zu wollen …

And now is the time I ask: Please can you help me spread the word? I know very very little miniscule amounts of German myself. So I'd appreciate any tips you can give me about where I can go to for reviews and new release announcements. And of course please do pass this on to all your German friends. The more the merrier! It would be wonderful for this flutter of a butterfly's wings to really drum up a storm.

Payhip store!

I have a Payhip store attached to my website. You can use this to buy my currently available ebooks directly from me, in epub, mobi and pdf formats. (There are some free stories there, too...)

The link is:

Julie's Payhip store

Writ in Blood merchandise!

As you've seen already, the awesome Mags Kulbicka provided the most gorgeous artwork for my Writ in Blood novel - for the front and back covers, as well as five full-page illustrations of specific moments in the story. I just love it! 

I love the artwork in the book itself - but I also need a new mouse pad, and I want Johnny Ringo on my coffee mug, a print of the cover illustration for my study wall, and... and it's all too good to keep to myself. So Mags and I set up a shop on RedBubble, so we could all enjoy ourselves! 

Please do drop by for a browse... We have all of Mags' artwork available - some options branded with the title, and some not. I'm sure you'll find plenty to covet - and of course if we haven't made a particular combination of art and product available, then just let us know! 

Happy trails, pard!

Writ in Blood reviewed by the Historical Novel Society!

... and if you haven't even read Writ in Blood yet (despite the beautiful illustrations tempting you hither), this wonderful review by Paula Martinac for the Historical Novel Society might convince you to give it a try! 


The Wild West gets a queer retelling in this inventive historical with a hint of fantasy. Three point-of-view characters based on real white men of the 1880s—Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Johnny Ringo—cross paths again and again on their way to the vivid setting of Tombstone, Arizona.

With robberies, arrests, skirmishes, card games, and sex stitching it all together, the plot follows the basic historical facts but isn’t the point of Bozza’s novel. Instead, she delves into her characters’ personalities and secret demons, offering creative insights into men who have passed into legend.

In Bozza’s hands, lawman Earp suffers from ennui and yearns to settle down with his wife and brothers. “I’m tired of arresting people for things I don’t care about,” he complains. Gambler Holliday is a Shakespeare-quoting bisexual whose touching bromance with Earp proves a bone of contention with common-law wife Kate Elder, a well-to-do prostitute. Outlaw Ringo, a hard-drinking loner and poet, has visions in which he couples with a handsome spirit he fears is the devil incarnate come to claim his soul for killing a man.

The three narratives wind slowly together toward the inevitable Gunfight at the O.K. Corral of 1881, which is over in what Earp calls “the grimmest half-minute” of his life. But the famous gunfight isn’t really the novel’s climax, with more than a fourth of the book remaining after the shootout. The pace doesn’t drag, though, because readers care about the men involved—especially tortured Ringo, whose grim end delivers a gut-wrench. What could have added to the novel is a keener sense of the women in the historical record; the author gives intriguing glimpses of their independence, but they come off flat compared to the fleshed-out men.


I am delighted by this reflection of what I wrote, of what I wanted to do with this story, and what I hoped to convey. If this sounds like your kind of novel, here's a Universal Book Link - and you'll find all the details on my blog, including an excerpt and other reviews.  

Queer Weird West Tales Anthology

It was tough work sorting through all the wonderful submissions received for this anthology, but I'm glad to announce I've now signed contracts with 21 authors - plus myself! I have started editing these intriguing stories, with help from our proofreader, Sue Laybourn of No Stone Unturned editing services. 

We are aiming at a release date of 31 August 2022 - and you can already pre-order the ebook! 

Blurb: Frontiers have always attracted the Other - where they find that the Other is always already there. These 22 stories explore what happens when queer characters encounter weirdness on the edge of the worlds they know.

Authors include: Julie Bozza, J.A. Bryson, Dannye Chase, S.E. Denton, Miguel Flores, Adele Gardner, Roy Gray, KC Grifant, Peter Hackney, Bryn Hammond, Narrelle M Harris, Justin Warren Jackson, Toshiya Kamei, Catherine Lundoff, Bunny McFadden, Angus McIntyre, Atlin Merrick, Eleanor Musgrove, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Lauren Scharhag, Sara L. Uckelman, and Dawn Vogel.

All the details are here on my website ... I can honestly hardly wait to share this volume with you!

GLO, Sydney, 15 April 2023

It's time to start planning events again - and crossing our fingers that all will be well!

I am planning to attend GLO (Gay Lit Oz) an LGBT+ Genre Author Signing Event to be held in Sydney, Australia on 15 April 2023. All kinds of wonderful authors will be there - and I hope you will be, too!

Join the Facebook group to keep up to date with the news.

And I'd love for you to join my Facebook group!

I have a Facebook group for my friends, readers and fellow travellers, called Life, Libraries, Love and Knitting. We are a small group so far, with a fairly low-key dynamic - while I want to keep the atmosphere relaxed and informal, I would love for more of you to join us!

As you'll gather from the group's name, I don't intend this to be all about me and my writing, but instead about anything in life that we love, whether that's knitting or not! 

Please do click the link and ask to join. As required by Facebook, there are rules to agree to and questions to answer - but seeing as that's part of their efforts to keep interactions civil, I trust you won't find it too onerous.

We'd love to see you there!

P.S. This is where I make ARCs available…

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