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- 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.
- Her most popular series, The Bridgertons, is currently being developed by Shondaland as a Netflix series. Scandal veteran Chris Van Dusen will adapt and showrun.
- 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, and military spouses each Veterans Day.
- Julia Quinn is the author of seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, which reached #1 on the mass market paperback fiction list.
- She is one of only sixteen authors to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame.
- In the United States alone, there are over 10 million copies of her books in print.
- Her Facebook fans number over 173,000 and are growing fast. The largest segment of her Facebook fans come from the United States (39%), followed by Brazil, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Turkey.
- Her books have been translated into 29 languages.
- In 2016 she taught the inaugural romance workshop at the Yale Summer Writers Conference.
Here are a few of the many interviews JQ has given throughout her career. Click over for an expanded list →
Feb 13, 2019
“The number of romance novels I have read is vast; the number I have reread again and again is about five. One of those is Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn.”
Aug 16, 2018
“All you need is love — a precept romance novels live by with the notion of the HEA (happily-ever-after) embedded in their DNA. But it’s a message Hollywood seemed to forget over the past decade, with mourners tolling the bell for the death of the rom-com.”
Deadline | Hollywood
Jul 20, 2018
“From the world of Regency England all the way to present day Manhattan, we at Shondaland have a wonderful opportunity to explore new worlds and tell these stories in many different ways,” said Shondaland’s Betsy Beers.
The New York Times
Jul 20, 2018
In this in-depth interview with Shonda Rhimes, the star producer reveals the eight shows she plans to make for Netflix, one of which is: “An adaptation of a group of lush romance novels set in Regency England — the Bridgerton Series, by Julia Quinn — that Scandal veteran Chris Van Dusen will turn into a dramatic series.”
Jul 23, 2018
“Before you binge, read these first.”
JQ's Web Team