Press & Media Kit Archive | 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.
  • 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.

Career Highlights

  • 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.
  • jq_diaries_rita-winShe 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.

Selected Press

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

Shondaland Unveils Netflix Series Slate

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

Shonda Rhimes Describes Her Grand Netflix Ambitions

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.”

The Books Behind Shondaland’s New Netflix Shows

Jul 23, 2018

“Before you binge, read these first.”

Town & Country

Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton Family Series Is Heading to Netflix

Jul 23, 2018

The streaming platform is bringing a new adaptation of the historical romance to the small screen.

The Washington Post

If You’ve Never Read Romance Novels, Start Here

Aug 8, 2015

So says The Washington Post about the Bridgerton series in a recent Act Four Opinion piece by columnist Alyssa Rosenberg.

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

October 26 - 28, 2018

Bellevue, WA

Emerald City Writers’ Conference

event details →
Downloadable Photos
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Literary Representation

The Axelrod Agency,
for Subsidiary Rights.


Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


JQ's Web Team

Waxcreative Design


JQ has won three RITA Awards →

All Awards & Achievements →

JQ in Action

JQ with Gloria Steinem at The Strand in NYC, 2017.

A great crowd in Curtiba, Brazil, 2015.

St. Louis KissCon, 2015.