The Point of Vanishing & Other Dreams


In my blog, I explore the themes that weave through my stories and dreams:

the need to belong, and the fear of loss; the longing for family and home and love; loneliness and the extraordinary power of the human spirit; depression - and hope; the clarifying presence of the natural world, and ways of being awake and alive in the only moment we really have: this one.

I hope you'll follow me beyond the storytelling, and join me on this very human journey....


"Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." ~Oscar Wilde

‘I dream my paintings and then I paint my dreams’. ~Vincent Van Gogh

The following little creations are taken from recent dreams, rough hewn and unpolished, mined directly from the unconscious. They are the raw material for future Wishing Tree tales, and they are very, very short .


'For a new writer, Julie Dawn shows a real talent. Her short story Resurrection is a beautifully formed gem - poignant, heartfelt, honest. It manages to do, in a few pages, what other writers need a full length novel to achieve.  Julie is clearly one to watch out for. She promises a series of stories around similar themes and, to be honest, I can't wait.'
Philip Halmarack
Psychotherapist, Writer

'Powerful.  Emotive.  Sad, glad...what writing!....'
Olinka Heath, NZ Artist

'We’ve read The Forgotten Garden and really thought that it was great. Please feel free to direct people to our website and say that we enjoyed the story.'
 James Stephens
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

'So I have just read The Wishing Tree and was entranced and absorbed by it. The tone is perfect,
the language is poetic and evocative. I'm so impressed.  I loved it.'
Robyn Cooper, NZ Writer