Welcome fellow writers and curious readers! Pull up a chair and stay a while.

Who am I?

My name is Julie Gray. I hail from Aotearoa, New Zealand.

During the day, I work in the tech industry. I used to freelance some time ago, and I'm working my way back to freelancing again. I've since discovered that the freelancing landscape has changed from when I was freelancing, so it's an exciting time to be a writer!

Pic of my partner and me on a trip to the States in 2015.

What I write about:

Pop culture geekery of all shapes and sizes. Film, TV shows, books, a bit of everything. I'm a gamer, film addict, TV show binger and reader.

Writing - with a particular focus on freelancing and the writing life. My primary reason for returning to Medium is to learn as much as possible, put into practice what I know and hopefully, impart some of that wisdom to others.

Star Wars (and SWTOR) - A large part of my life is dedicated to "a galaxy far, far away". I'm always finding new and creative ways to talk and write about star wars.

Fiction writing - I started writing fiction when I was a teenager, and it is the one part of my writing life that has remained throughout the years.

Other passions

I'm an amateur graphic designer, GIF maker and animator. I've been using Adobe software to create art for many years. My focus is movie posters and book cover art specifically, but I like to try my hand at anything if it's fun!

Star Wars-themed poster I made for my website Darkside Creative.

I also dabble in internet and online security and safety, computers and technology, social media marketing and SEO. I may write about these topics, but they're secondary to everything I've listed above.

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Julie Gray

Pop culture and (sometimes) tech writer | Film | Star Wars | TV | Books | Gaming.