Heralding from England, Derek and Julia Parker were married at 25 years of age. Since then, Derek and Julia have become the world’s most knowledgeable couple on all things astrology. Their expertise has seen them travel the globe and produce countless works on a range of topics from the arts, life, love and the messages of the universe.
In 1965, Julia studied for the Diploma of the Faculty of Astrological Studies. After completing her studies, Julia went on to become the faculty’s secretary, progressing to president and finally one of its three Patrons. Julia has written the horoscope column for Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping (UK) as well as the Hong Kong Tatler. Her books include Hearts of Fire and The Stars Shine Bright.
Derek’s career began in radio but has spread to numerous written works on dance, opera, literature and astrology including biographies of Nell Gwyn and Casanova. He has reviewed books for The Times and edited The Poetry Review.
Together they have produced a long list of titles including The New Compleat Astrologer, Dreaming, and The Complete Book of Dreams. Furthermore, Derek and Julia’s Parker’s Astrology, published in 2001, is regarded as the world’s best introduction to astrology, for beginners.
After lecturing all around the world including the UK, USA and New Zealand, Derek and Julia now call Sydney home. Poems of Life and Love is their latest adventure.