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JQ’s next book will be titled “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” ~ the same title as the show!

September 28, 2022

THE BOOK’S TITLE: You heard it here first: JQ’s upcoming book, co-written with Shonda Rhimes, officially has a title. Get excited for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story! Alas, JQ does not yet know 1) when the book will be released, 2) when you’ll be able to pre-order it or 3) when you’ll get to see the official cover, but trust that as soon as she knows, you’ll know. Keep an eye on this space, or subscribe to News.

OUR FIRST SNEAK PEEK: Over this past weekend Netflix and Shondaland released the first video clip of the eagerly awaited show (of the same title as the book), QUEEN CHARLOTTE: A BRIDGERTON STORY, slated for release on the streaming network in 2023. Just how eagerly awaited is this show? At the time of this news post’s publication, YouTube alone is almost at 2M views, and this does not count any of the social views! See it here ↓

CHARACTERS AND MORE! While we’re all waiting for more information, check out these two brand new character pages for Queen Charlotte and King George III. Didn’t know had character profiles? We do! Want more Bridgerton deep dives? How about Bridgerton-related book extras, or Bridgerton- and JQ-related merch? Fun stuff. Enjoy!

Next for the BRIDGERTON world: JQ and Shonda Rhimes team up!

July 7, 2022

BREAKING NEWS! The prequel show that is coming soon to Netflix about young Queen Charlotte… The show Shonda Rhimes wrote… JQ is writing the novel!

photo: Netflix

What we know about the show: Centered on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, this Bridgerton-verse prequel tells the story of how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton.

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From the WilliamMorrow/Avon press release:

JQ: “Taking Bridgerton from book to screen was fascinating for me to watch, and it’s such an exciting challenge for me to take it in the other direction, this time crafting Shonda’s brilliant vision into a novel,” said Quinn. “I’m especially thrilled to have the opportunity to write about Queen Charlotte, who was not in the original novels. Her character —and Golda Rosheuvel’s brilliant portrayal of her— was a tour de force, and I think readers will love getting a chance to know her more deeply.”

Shonda: “Queen Charlotte has been such a moving character to write and now having the opportunity to work with Julia to adapt this story into a book is such an exciting opportunity,” said Rhimes. “I can’t wait for fans of this universe to read the story of a character that has resonated so deeply with our audience.”

WHEN WILL THE BOOK RELEASE? No date has been set yet, though WilliamMorrow/Avon stated in the press release: “the book will be timed to the release of the series on Netflix.” Nor has a title been announced. JQ promises: as soon as she knows, you’ll know.

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How to feed your JQ cravings until we know more? We have NEW CONTENT on for you to indulge in:

→ Bridgerton Character Profiles with notes, photos, and lists (everyone loves lists!) cross-referencing characters to books — who shows up in whose story. May we suggest starting with Anthony? Or perhaps Penelope? Total rabbit hole!

→ Merch! Bridgerton-themed games, Bridgerton-themed teas, and more, including some swag that comes with Autographed-by-JQ books.

→ New FAQ including: Are you going to write stories for Harriet, Elizabeth, and Frances Pleinsworth? And a question about tea.

Also: New & beautiful Rokesby covers!

Watch this space for more news about what’s coming soon, including: title and release date for JQ’s new book!

Miss Butterworth Makes Her Debut!

May 10, 2022

Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron, JQ’s madcap, over-the-top graphic novel, beautifully illustrated by her sister Violet Charles, is NOW AVAILABLE in ebook and print. Check out the gorgeous, visual excerpts, then order your copy for a romp of an adventure.

UPDATE May 20: JQ has posted her Inside the Story Author’s Notes — don’t miss it!

Want JQ to sign it? Of course you do! All autographed copies will receive a full 6-piece set of limited-edition Butterworth pigeon magnets, currently available nowhere else!

New-to-JQ-readers can look forward to a sweet story with zany, over-the-top (did we mention over-the-top?) calamities and near misses that are both sweet and funny, with pages full of cute critters from bees to foxes to baby owls (and yes, pigeons). Long-time-JQ-readers will enjoy all of the above, plus inside jokes like the aforementioned pigeons, and hanging on for dear life from a variety of dangers such as tall trees and cliffs:

Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron was first mentioned in Hyacinth’s story, It’s In His Kiss, then returned again in a big way in the Bevelstoke series, and was was mentioned yet again in the wonderfully off-key Smythe-Smith Quartet.

How about an introduction from Lady Danbury herself?

Did you catch this recently-posted video of the incomparable Adjoa Andoh reading from Chapter 1 of It’s In His Kiss, precisely at the point where Hyacinth and Lady Danbury first mention Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron.

Check out those gorgeous first pages posted here on, get yours, and steer clear of those pigeons!

Spring into this Exclusive Sneak Peek! Plus, the Netflix Book Club feat. The Viscount Who Loved Me starts streaming

March 21, 2022

Happy Spring! Here is your first peek at Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron, a BEAUTIFUL graphic novel coming out on MAY 10. Please enjoy these graphic excerpts illustrated by JQ’s younger sister, the wildly talented Violet Charles—preordering is available in ebook and print. Extra special opportunity: Get yours signed.

Netflix News! The Netflix Book Club, featuring The Viscount Who Loved Me starts streaming today. Join JQ and the incomparable Uzo Aduba as they take questions from readers, talk about Anthony’s story, and tease viewers about Season Two!

BRIDGERTON on the cover of Entertainment Weekly

February 3, 2022

“After wooing the world with its steamy, swoony first season, Bridgerton is back. Viscount on us to spill all the juicy details.”

So says Entertainment Weekly, which has the first big scoop about Season 2 of Bridgerton!

Trust us, you are not going to want to miss this article. Writer Lady Whistledown Maureen Lee Lenker has the hottest gossip, and the (twenty!!!!) photos will make you smile for days.

NICOLA COUGHLAN, CHARITHRA CHANDRAN, and CLAUDIA JESSIE on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Credit: Zoe McConnell

Bridgerton’s NICOLA COUGHLAN and LUKE NEWTON photographed exclusively for EW on December 16, 2021 in London. Credit: Zoe McConnell

Bridgerton’s CHARITHRA CHANDRAN photographed exclusively for EW on December 16, 2021 in London. Credit: Zoe McConnell

Bridgerton’s CLAUDIA JESSIE and NICOLA COUGHLAN photographed exclusively for EW on December 16, 2021 in London. Credit: Zoe McConnell

Prepare to Swoon, BRIDGERTON Style

December 20, 2021

You are cordially invited to glimpse the most romantic beauty collection of all time.

Pat McGrath Labs x Bridgerton Collection

PAT McGRATH LABS is honored to join Netflix and Shondaland in an exclusive beauty collaboration inspired by the romance and passion of the Smash Hit debut season of BRIDGERTON.

When can you have this deliciousness? It all arrives 12.26.21. Join the waitlist now.

BRIDGERTON, Season One is streaming now on Netflix, and Bridgerton, The Series is available — all eight books in all reading formats for your instant gratification.

MTHRSHP: Diamond of the First Water


Skin Fetish: Sublime Skin Highlighter


Divine Blush + Glow Trio: Love at First Blush

Get notified when these sets become available — join the Pat McGrath waitlist.

Veterans Day Giveaway…

November 16, 2021

…has ended. Thank you to all the veterans, service members, military spouses and Gold Star family members who entered. All prizes will be mailed or emailed by December 31, 2021. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your service.

The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton — Now Available!

November 9, 2021

Just in time for the holidays…  The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton is now available in hardcover or as an ebook. W&W includes thirteen never-before-seen Lady Whistledown columns to accompany all your favorite Bridgerton quotations. Get a glimpse of the highly-designed interior pages — including one of the new Lady W entries — in this online excerpt.

With its embossed, foil-stamped cover and super nice-feeling pages, it’s a beautiful gift, whether for yourself or a fellow Bridgerton fan. Order your copy — and if you want, you can get it signed!

What’s on JQ’s bookshelves: Find out in this video peek of her home library in Marie Claire‘s ‘Shelf Portrait’ series.

Near to JQ’s heart: In memory of their father who died tragically earlier this year at the hands of a drunk driver, Julia Quinn and her family have announced the Steve Cotler Scholarship at the Summer Science Program, an organization that was near to his heart. The Fund will endow a full financial aid each summer, as well as award The Cotler Prize for the teenager who embodies exuberance and love of learning … as her father did.

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