Time to see Julie Goodwin

Julie Goodwin, picture Elizabeth Allnutt.

Julie Goodwin is coming to Caloundra (and other parts of Southern Queensland).

The 2009 Master Chef winner will be in conversation at The Events Centre, 30 April from 6pm to promote her new book Your Time Starts Now.

Your Time Starts Now is a brutally honest and soul-baring memoir of a woman who won hearts across the nation, who lived many highs and many lows, often in the public domain.

While Julie has been quite open about her struggles in the past, in this book, for the first time, she is courageously opening up about her own battle in a way she never has before, in the hopes her honesty will help anyone else who is struggling with their own mental health.

A memoire like this is always interesting – we all know the story, or we think we do.

In Julie’s case, for many of us her story started in 2009 when the debut season of Masterchef introduced millions of Australians to a mum-of-three from the NSW Central Coast.

As she battled through cooking challenges every week, ultimately being crowned the first-ever winner of Masterchef Australia, off-screen she was facing her own battles, and had been for years.

On the outside, it looked like Julie had it all: after taking out the inaugural season of a ratings juggernaut, she carved out a successful career in the media.

Going on to write a column for a leading magazine, have a weekly breakfast television slot, become an award-winning breakfast radio host, author multiple best-selling cookbooks and appear on series including I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.

Julie established herself as a leading figure in the Australian food space.

She had a loving husband, three beautiful sons, and a strong community on the Central Coast. But under the surface, Julie was struggling with anxiety, addiction and depression, and had been for decades.

Julie’s Queensland book tour (contact the venues for details)

29 April, 6pm: In conversation at Robina Library

30 April, 10.30am: In conversation at Wynnum Library

30 April, 6pm: In conversation at The Events Centre

1 May, 10.30am: In conversation at Redcliffe Library

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