Press & Media Kit - Julia Quinn
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Fast Facts

  • Julia Quinn is a graduate of Harvard & Radcliffe Colleges and briefly attended Yale School of Medicine before deciding to pursue a full-time writing career.
  • She is the author of the wildly popular Bridgerton books, now a Netflix original series produced by Shondaland Media.
  • In 2001 she was a contestant on the game show The Weakest Link and won $79,000.
  • In 2013 she appeared in a bona fide MTV music video.
  • She sold her first book, Splendid, at the age of 24 and has been working with the same editor and publishing house for her entire career.
  • She is an ardent supporter of military families and gives away 100 copies of her novels to service members, veterans, military spouses, and Gold Star family members each Veterans Day.

Career Highlights

  • Julia Quinn is the author of nineteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. In March 2021, all eight Bridgerton novels were on the NYT list at the same time, a record for an adult fiction author.
  • In the United States alone, there are over 20 million copies of her books in print.
  • On December 25, 2020 BRIDGERTON —a Shondaland/Netflix original series based on her most popular series of books— made its debut to record ratings and critical acclaim. Bridgerton reached 82 million households in its first 28 days online and was Netflix’s #1 show in 76 countries.
  • Her social media is growing fast, with Instagram over 386K and Facebook at 291K.
  • Her books have been translated into 41 languages.
  • In 2016 she taught the inaugural romance workshop at the Yale Summer Writers Conference.

Selected Press

Here are a few of the many interviews JQ has given throughout her career. Click over for an expanded list →
Shondaland

Julia Quinn talks about her new book that has inside jokes for Bridgerton readers

May 4, 2022

Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron is a graphic novel created in collaboration with Quinn’s late sister, Violet Charles. It contains lots of inside jokes for Bridgerton readers: pigeons, especially.

Entertainment Weekly
Bridgerton Entertainment Weekly cover

Gossip Girls: The cast of Bridgerton spills all the tea on a sizzling Season 2

Feb 3, 2022

Bridgerton is intent on having its pastel-colored cake and eating it, too.

Marie Claire
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Julia Quinn’s Bookshelves Are (Naturally) Filled With ‘Bridgerton’ Memorabilia

Nov 8, 2021

The historical romance novelist gives us a peek of her home library in MC’s ‘Shelf Portrait’ series.

Julia Quinn shares her favorite books in 'Shelf Portrait'

The Straits Times

Singapore Writers Festival: Bridgerton author Julia Quinn defends romance

Nov 7, 2021

Julia Quinn, the author behind steamy Regency-era series Bridgerton, laid out a spirited defence of the romance novel in a lively virtual session at the Singapore Writers Festival.

NFL Total Access Twitter Feed

Bridgerton invades the NFL Draft

Apr 26, 2021

We did not see this one coming.

See the expanded list of JQ’s articles and interviews →
JQ's Next Event

October 1, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00pm

San Diego, CA

Historical Romance Retreat: The Great Book Exhibition

Booksigning: Open to the Public, Writers' Conference, Readers' Conference
event details →
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Professional Contacts

Literary Representation

The Axelrod Agency
Steve Axelrod
Lori Antonson for Subsidiary Rights.

Publisher

Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publicity

Jessica Lyons, Avon Books Publicity

Speaking Engagements

Candacey Jones, HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

JQ's Web Team

Waxcreative Design

Kudos

JQ has won three RITA Awards →

All Awards & Achievements →

JQ in Action

JQ with Claudia Jessie (Eloise. left) and Nicola Coughlin (Penelope, right)

JQ with his grace, Regé-Jean Page

JQ on the set, having a spot of fun