Julianne Negri has been a musician, eco-crafter, television host, screenwriter and filmmaker. Through it all, writing has been her
one constant, be it writing a song or instructions for how to crochet a doily from a plastic bag.
In 2018 she received the Australian Society of Authors Emerging Writer’s Mentorship Award. In 2014 she was runner-up in the
Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award and in 2015 was Highly Commended in the Southern Cross Short Story Award.
Julianne works in libraries on programs for children and teens and presents storytimes. She has five children, is a voracious
reader and lives in Melbourne. The Secret Library of Hummingbird House is her first novel.