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Julie H Ferguson

#5-300 Maude Road
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


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Julie H. Ferguson has been writing successfully since 1971. She has had her work published in local, national, and international magazines, as well as on the web, about subjects as diverse as skiing for the disabled and writing, Canadian submarines and llama trekking. Her first book, Through a Canadian Periscope: the Story of the Canadian Submarine Service, (Dundurn Press 1995) was hailed as "a major contribution to our naval history." Canadian booksellers chose it for Books for Everyone at Christmas 1995 and Periscope sold two thirds of its print run in its first two months. Julie's second book, Deeply Canadian: New Submarines for a New Millennium, was first electronically published in the fall of 2000 and, later in print, in 2001, . Julie's latest book, Sing a New Song:Portraits of Canada's Crusading Bishops (Dundurn) launched in May 2006.

Not only is Julie a successful author, she is an accomplished speaker and trainer who is a regular at the Surrey Writers’ Conference and teaches at a community college. Her acclaimed workshop series, Get Published on Your First Try! has assisted many aspiring authors to submit their work for publication with confidence and success. Julie also leads Writing with Power!, a creative writing workshop with a difference, for businesses, teachers, and Grade 5-12 students that inspires and enables participants to develop their writing skills.

Organizations such as the World Ship Society, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, and the National Press Club in Ottawa have enjoyed her lively, well-illustrated presentations on Canadian naval history. Julie has appeared on local and national radio discussing the Canadian navy and defence issues and has also participated in several successful readings and book signings.

Julie was born and educated in England and became a Canadian citizen twenty-nine years ago. She lives in Port Moody, is married to James, a former submarine captain, and they have one daughter. Julie is proud to be a member of the Federation of BC Writers and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

Interests: Naval history, biography, writing and publishing, golf

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Through a Canadian Periscope: the story of the Canadian Submarine Service. Military history. Dundurn Press Ltd. 1995. ISBN = 1-55002-217-2,
  • Writing with Power!! (for Grade 5-12 teachers)
  • Deeply Canadian: New Submarines for a New Millennium
  • Speaking and Writing: a Guide to Promotional Writing
  • How to Craft Irresistible Query Letters that Result in Publication
  • How to Write for the Online Market and Build Your Publishing Portfolio
  • Writing with Power!! (for writers)
  • Sing a New Song: Portraits of Canada's Crusading Bishops