Julie-Ann was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. She studied in London where she completed a BA Hons Humanities degree, majoring in Modern History and English Literature. Travelling in Europe for several years, she taught in both Greece and Spain – countries and cultures she found fascinating. On return to the UK she gained a BSc (Physiotherapy), becoming a Chartered Physiotherapist. She lives in Berkshire with her family.

​​Julie-Ann began writing in 2012 and her short stories have been shortlisted in the Fish Short Story Competition and the prestigious Bridport Prize. She was also longlisted in the Mslexia Novel competition.

​Her psychological thriller, Falling Suns by J A Corrigan was published in 2016 (Headline Accent.).  A new psychological thriller by J A Corrigan will be published in 2021.

Julie-Ann writes contemporary thrillers, and historical fiction under her pseudonym, Jules Hayes.

The new historical fiction title THE SPANISH GIRL by Jules Hayes will be published by Orion/Dash in March 2021,