Arena Julia is an Australian Author, Educator, and intrapersonal consultant, privileged to live high in the foothills of the D'Aguilar Ranges, in Queensland. She shares her indoors with her family, furry ones included, and her outdoors with an array of wildlife, some tucked up in pouches, some screeching from eucalypt towers. Her interests include wildlife, esoteric practices, education, and spirituality. Arena is inspired by the mysteries of nature, and is often concerned for the well-being of our world.
Arena's published works include Australiana picture books, and fantasy fiction for 't'weens, teens, young adults, and very definitely, the young of heart'! From 2010 to 2012, Arena wrote, illustrated, and self-published Billabong Dance, a rollicking read with plenty of Aussie lingo, and Riley in the Rafters, a story based on real events, about a possum learning to make his way in the world without his mother. Between 2013 and 2016, she wrote and produced Amora Trilogy, an 'other world' fantasy adventure, which includes ESOR, ELON, and EVER. Her latest completed work, ORB Rider: Angel of Shadows, is an urban paranormal fantasy, loosely set in the Bayside region of Brisbane, Australia, (where scenes from Unbroken, and Dead Men Tell No Tales were filmed).
All these works have made their way into many hearts and homes, through public appearances, bookstores, schools, or libraries. Her EBooks are free to libraries through Smashwords, and print books are available through Peter Pal Library suppliers.
As a writer, Arena finds the creative experience, in which the conscious mind is put aside, and other parts of the mind take over, both wonderfully surprising, and essential to her process. She strongly believes that the conscious mind should not dominate the initial writing, as this would overpower the individual psyches of the characters, inhibiting their unique paths, and their evolving as they should. So, yes, she's definitely not a 'planner' when it comes to her writing, happily placing herself in the 'pantster' camp.