Press Kit

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Author Bios

Short Bio

Julia Kelly is the award-winning author of sexy historical and contemporary romances about smart women and the men who love them. She picked up her first romance novel and the bad habit of reading well past her bedtime when she was thirteen. Years later, she decided to try writing books of her own and never looked back.

By day, Julia is an Emmy-nominated journalist in New York City where she chases breaking news and bosses reporters around. She never met a pair of stilettos she didn’t love and still stays up too late reading.

Long Bio

Julia Kelly is the award-winning author of sexy historical and contemporary romances about smart women and the men who love them. She picked up her first romance novel and the bad habit of reading well past her bedtime when she was thirteen. Years later, while a struggling graduate student at Columbia University who was watching far too much Dancing With the Stars, she decided to try writing a romance to rekindle some of her creativity. She’s never looked back.

Julia’s delightfully charming historical romance trilogy from Pocket Star, The Governess Was Wicked, The Governess Was Wanton, and The Governess Was Wild, follows three best friends who are employed by different families, and all find themselves wanting something they can’t have.

Julia won the 2014 Contemporary Romance Chapter’s Stiletto Award for her work sports romance Second Chance Girl which is set to be published by Pocket Star in 2017. Julia is the author of Seduction in the Snow and The Wedding Week. She is also a founding member of First Draught, a monthly YouTube show and podcast exploring writing and romance with a drink in hand.

By day, Julia is an Emmy-nominated journalist in New York City where she chases breaking news and bosses reporters around. She never met a pair of stilettos she didn’t love and still stays up too late reading.

Headshots

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Photo credit: Scott Bottles

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Photo credit: Scott Bottles

First Draught

First Draught is a monthly podcast and YouTube show all about writing craft and career. The show, which features Alexis Anne, Mary Chris Escobar, and Julia Kelly as well as special guests, premieres on the first Tuesday of every month at on iTunes, Soundcloud, YouTube, firstdraughtwriting.com, and in First Draught’s designated newsletter.

Workshops

Julia loves teaching workshops and meeting readers and writers alike. She is able to speak on a variety of topics including Victorian British history, library, archival, and digital research, hybrid publishing, multi-author anthologies, and print and digital journalism.

  • Going Deep: How Digging Into Archives and Special Collections Can Enrich Your Historical Romance
  • Anthologies (taught with Audra North) — 2015 Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference from NECRWA

Agency

Julia is represented by Emily Sylvan Kim at Prospect Agency.