Julie Ditrich is a professional writer, editor and comics creator, working predominantly in the visual storytelling niche. Julie has a BA in Professional Writing (University of Canberra), and has worked in mainstream publishing as a bookseller, publicist, and marketing manager. She was also employed as publications manager at the Australian Society of Authors. Julie has worked extensively as a comic book writer with sales of over 270,000 comics all over the world. In 2016 she launched the Comics Mastermind™ professional development service for evolving Australian comics creators. She also began volunteering as a Role Model at Books in Homes in 2012 before being employed as the Role Model Coordinator and then the Communications Coordinator in 2017. Julie enjoys working with Sponsors, Role Models and the schools on the Program.