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About Juliane

Juliane is a scientist turned novelist. She holds degrees in physiology and zoology, including a

PhD in physiology. During her studies she realised her passion lay not in conducting scientific research herself, but in writing about it. Thus began her career as a medical writer, where she took on all manner of writing and editing tasks, in the process honing her writing skills, until she finally plucked up the courage to write

her first historical novel, Under the Emerald Sky. The book is the first in the Irish Fortune Series, which is set in 19th century Ireland around the time of the Great Famine. Under the Emerald Sky was awarded

bronze medals in The Historical Fiction Company 2021 Book of the Year Contest 

and The Coffee Pot Book Club 2022 Book of the Year Contest

The second book in the series, Beneath the Darkening Clouds, was selected as an

Editors' Choice title by the Historical Novel Society and was awarded a bronze medal in 

The Historical Fiction Company 2022 Book of the Year Contest.

Juliane was born in Germany, but spent most of her life in South Africa. She now lives with her husband and two sons in Hamelin, Germany, the town made famous by the story of the Pied Piper.  

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