Julia Prescott is mostly a painter when she is not writing. She is interested in all kinds of art all the way from the Palaeolithic onwards, and has synaesthesia, which gives her a special delight in colour. Poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including in Musings on Mothering edited by Teika Bellamy and in the Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize Anthology 2013. She has a pamphlet, Between Venus, the Moon and the Apple Tree, published by Shed Press. Julia has been a member of the StAnza planning committee since 2000.