Julie Wheelwright is a UK-based biographer and journalist whose books include The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the Myth of Women in Espionage, and Amazons and Military Maids. Her most recent work, Esther: The Remarkable True Story of Esther Wheelwright, Puritan Child, Native Daughter and Mother Superior, recounts how one of her ancestors was kidnapped by Native Americans from Maine in 1703. Julie is the MA programme director in non-fiction creative writing at City University London and has produced documentaries for the British broadcasters, BBC, Channel 4, The History Channel and an award-winning docu-drama for a Canadian broadcaster. She has also presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and appeared as an expert in dozens of others.
Excerpts from Esther appear in the July 2011 issue of The Drum.