Julia J. Simpson

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Julia J Simpson writes romantic speculative fiction, influenced by her love of historical eras and fondness for imagining life on earth after a blank slate. Favorite authors include Katherine Mansfield, Maggie Stiefvater, Leigh Bardugo, and Philippa Gregory. She is also a fan of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, and all things Jane Austen. Julia lives in Florida with her husband and zoo of rescue animals.

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living the backstory of my novels

I write post-collapse fiction.

Never in a million years would I have expected to get such an up-close, horrifying, and fascinating look into the backstory of one of my novels.

I remember the exact moment when I knew nothing would ever be the same.

That was one of many possible opening lines for my first post-collapse story, written in 2009 as part of a NaNoWriMo-inspired challenge. At the time

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“I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.”
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Julia Karolina wrote: "Julia, which book of Maggie Stiefvater would you recommend for someone who's into YA fiction (especially fantasy... I'm not so much into vampires and werewolves though *lol*)"

Definitely The Scorpio Races. It's her best book yet. It's a mild fantasy about water horses, and it is a really fascinating story with interesting characters and a rich environment. :)


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Karo Julia, which book of Maggie Stiefvater would you recommend for someone who's into YA fiction (especially fantasy... I'm not so much into vampires and werewolves though *lol*)


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