Julia Fierro

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Julia Fierro is the author of the novels The Gypsy Moth Summer(St. Martin’s Press, 2017) and Cutting Teeth (St. Martin’s Press, 2014).

A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where she was awarded a Teaching-Writing Fellowship, Julia founded The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop in 2002, and it has since become a creative home to over 3,500 writers in NYC, Los Angeles and Online. Sackett Street was named a “Best NYC Writing Workshop” by The Village Voice, Time Out NY, and Brooklyn Magazine, and a “Best MFA-Alternative” by Poets & Writers and the L Magazine.

Julia’s work has been published, or is forthcoming, in The Millions, Poets & Writers, Flavorwire, Glamour, Psychology Today, and other publications, and she has been profiled in t
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Julia Fierro Hi Arlene- thanks for the great question! I think it depends on the reader and hope some young adults will be drawn in by the teen coming of age…moreHi Arlene- thanks for the great question! I think it depends on the reader and hope some young adults will be drawn in by the teen coming of age story, and relate to the claustrophobic experience of growing up on an island with only one exit in the pre-Internet days.
The Gypsy Moth Summer is, in many ways, about the gaps in understanding between generations and I imagine all young readers can relate to that.
I did not write the novel with young readers in mind but when I was a teen I was reading books beyond my understanding. In fact, we moved when I was young and our new house had been semi-abandoned. The previous owner had left behind hundreds of paperbacks--romance, horror, mystery. That was my first library and most of the books were definitely for much older readers. It was thrilling, and empowering, to read books of my own choice, so to speak, even if I had many sleepless nights after reading Cujo and Salem's Lot.
Thank you so much for reading The Gypsy Moth Summer. Your read is an incredible gift! Warmly, Julia (less)
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"[Fierro] succeeds in creating a suspenseful, richly symbolic drama and coming-of-age story. Poignant, raw, and, at times, brutally honest about the poison concealed behind the charming facade of a quaint community, this is an intense and meaningful read."

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“everyone is lied to for his or her own good. A mother telling a child it will be okay. A lover telling a lover I will always love you. Politicians promising a better and brighter future. Generals and admirals insisting war begets peace.”
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Debbie "DJ" Hey Julia, thanks for the add. Greetings from Paradise!


Rebecca Foster Exciting to see your novel as one of the May book club recommendations on Bookish! (http://www.bookish.com/articles/best-...)


message 2: by Julia (last edited Feb 08, 2014 06:08PM)

Julia Fierro Thanks, Cynthia!
BookCourt is such a wonderful place. The launch for Cutting Teeth is there on May 13th. Can't wait.

Cynthia wrote: "Julia, I just saw you listed in the Book Court email! How cool. I think the last time I was there was to see Alan Hollinghurst. Hmm, could that be right?

Stay warm.
Cynthia

And I did receive a..."



message 1: by Cynthia (last edited Jan 28, 2014 04:27PM)

Cynthia Dunn Julia, I just saw you listed in the Book Court email! How cool. I think the last time I was there was to see Alan Hollinghurst. Hmm, could that be right?

Stay warm.
Cynthia

And I did receive a note from Ms. Soffer after I emailed her.


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