Andrews herself acknowledges that some people see her as a "celebrity author" and in her own words, "This really irritates me." Andrews has been writing children's book for almost 38 years and says that it is a lifelong passion. That passion was first awakened by her father, her encouraged her to read and write through example. For the past 12 years Andrews
has been working with her daughter Emma, writing books that nurture the imagination and celebrate their sense of wonder. Together they have started their own imprint along with Hachette Book Group. Andrews is a huge advocate for children's book and especially poetry, a natural direction since she is a singer. Surely we have all discovered Julie Andrews the singer...it is now time to discover Julie Andrews Edwards the author.