Author Archive | Jules

Five Things I’ve Learned About Being a Pre-Published Debut

This is the year my dream comes true! My debut novel comes out in exactly 85 days. *slightly hysterical laughter* I have longed for October 10, 2017 even before I knew it would have any lasting significance on my life. Young Julie wished fiercely on stars, birthday candles, and alarm clocks every time 11:11 came around, and held her breath for luck while driving through tunnels and over bridges. She looked at getting published through the […]

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Introverting In An Extrovert’s Paradise (Or, Surviving BEA)

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? It’s sometimes assumed that an introvert is shy and an extrovert is the life of the party, but the terms actually refer to where you get your energy. Do you feel more charged and refreshed by being alone, or do you feel your best when you’re with lots of other people? Many writers, including myself, identify as introverts. I’m a very social, outgoing person and I like chatting […]

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Interview With Literary Agent Tamar Rydzinski

Today I am thrilled to introduce my superstar agent, Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency! I signed with Tamar in February 2015, and what a whirlwind two years it has been! Last June, she sold my YA Asian fantasy FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS in a three-book deal to the amazing Brian Geffen at Philomel Books (read my Pub Crawl interview with Brian here). I feel so fortunate to not only have an […]

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Interview With Subrights & Royalties Manager Nancy Bruckman

Today I am excited to introduce Nancy Bruckman, Subrights & Royalties Manager at Candlewick Press and my good friend! Nancy and I met when I was living in Boston, working across the street from her (lunch BFFs!), and riding the endless query-go-round. Not only was she an incredible support to me when I was drafting, revising, and then looking for an agent, she was also an invaluable resource on all things publishing. Rights and royalties have […]

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Interview With Editor Brian Geffen

Today I have the very great honor of interviewing my editor, Brian Geffen of Philomel Books! Brian bought my upcoming YA Asian fantasy, FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS, in a three-book deal last June. It has been wonderful to work with such a brilliant, sharp-eyed editor and he has helped me turn this book into one I’m truly proud of! He kindly agreed to give us a sneak peek into the acquisitions process and answer some great […]

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