Julia is a contemporary romance author from Canada. We first worked together on the second book of her Lucky Strike Lovers Quartet. Set around a craft pub in Portland, it follows a group of friends and their collective and individual journeys as they find love. Julia’s speciality is writing heartfelt, touching romance, but with serious heat! I really loved being involved in this series, from the beta reading stage right through to proofing. I can’t wait to see what Julia comes up with next!
Name: Julia Jarrett
Did you always want to be a writer?
No! I was a hospital based social worker for over ten years. I started writing after my husband teased me that since I read so many romance novels.. I should try writing one. That was two years and four books ago. Joke’s on him.
What age were you when you wrote your first book?
What do you do when you aren’t writing?
Read… Just kidding. I chase my two crazy boys around, drink copious amounts of tea, run and practice yoga.
What are your ideal conditions for writing? Do you have any rituals or special equipment?
Because of my kids, I have had to adapt to any condition for writing. I’ve written while laid up on the couch with a back injury, sitting on my front porch watching the kids play, in my office, at my cabin; wherever I am I try to have my laptop nearby!
How did it feel to complete your first novel?
Surreal. Imposter syndrome is a real thing. I still sometimes wonder if I deserve to call myself a writer, but of course, that’s what I am! Knowing that people around the world are reading and enjoying my books is wild.
How have you found the whole process – writing, editing, publishing? What is best/ worst part?
In a word, TOUGH. Writing is the easy part. Editing, marketing, publishing, that’s where things get difficult. There are so many different things that go into publishing a book. I have to say, handing the editing part off to Aimee was the best choice I’ve made.
What writing achievement are you most proud of?
Publishing my entire first series in less than a year.
What are your plans for the future?
I’m changing my focus to writing novellas; I like the insta-love/fast pace of them. My goal is to publish three novella series in 2021, starting with the Westmount Island series that I am writing now.