Friday, June 30, 2017

#pimpmybio PitchWars 2017

ENTERING FOR AN ADULT ROMANTIC COMEDY.

Hi! I’m Julia. Nice to meet you. Let me tell you about myself.

FUN FACT:

The first book I ever wrote was a….software manual!

I’ve been lucky enough to write professionally in various capacities since 2001. But as I say in my queries, fiction is what gets me through the lunch hours and witching hours. 

CURRENT CAREER: 

I have a job in advertising.

Yes, like Mad Men. Minus the affairs and crazy gender inequality. Ok, both of those still exist on some level, but I refuse to acknowledge either! And I don’t wear a suit. I also don’t smoke. So then nothing like Mad Men.

BORING STUFF NO ONE CARES ABOUT:

Married, 2 kids, Denver, 50s ranch home, chocolate > vanilla

FAVORITE AUTHORS: 

Jane Austen
For her realistic characters, depth of romance, humor and obsession with hypochondriacs. I’ve read Persuasion more than 12 times, once on a flip phone. 

Jane Austen

P.G. Wodehouse
For his clever turns of phrase, screwball comedy and interesting characters with unabashedly selfish motivations. 

Author, P.G. Wodehouse

IMPORTANT NOTE: Yes, I love modern fiction too. I’m not a total snob. Here are some of my favorite books written in recent times (anything during my lifetime is recent━don’t you dare tell me otherwise. I’m not old, dammit!): Fangirl, The Night Circus, To Say Nothing of the Dog, The Scorpio Races and Portuguese Irregular Verbs.

BOOK GEEK PROOF:

I love reading Sanditon completion stories. This is Jane Austen’s unfinished novel that has been “finished” by many other people. It’s like a choose your own adventure! Some of these are terrible (because let’s face it; you have to be kind of pretentious to attempt this) and that’s part of the fun. Like Mystery Science Theater 3000 for books fun! This one is actually amazing and the author handles it very gracefully.

ABOUT MY BOOK: 

I thought it would be fun to take the premise of His Girl Friday and make it my own!
His Girl Friday

The blurb (blurb is such a weird word, amIright?)

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