About Me

I graduated from the University of Michigan and the Columbia Publishing Course UK in 2016, after which I moved to New York City to work in the publishing industry. In my free time, I write and run writerly nonprofit organization Chapter One Events.

Five (Maybe) Interesting Facts About Me:

  1. These days, I’m wayyy more active on Twitter and Instagram than I am on this blog. If you’d like to keep up with what I’m up to, your best bet would be to follow those accounts.
  2. I love movies about as much as I do books. I advise against asking me film-related questions unless you want me to talk your ear off.
  3. I’m a lacto-ovo vegetarian, which means that although I don’t eat meat or seafood, I do still eat eggs and dairy products. Because, let’s face it, I could never survive without cheese.
  4. Growing up, I was a competitive hula hooper and was the Michigan State Fair champion (twice). (If you’d like to see me embarrass myself, my old YouTube channel has a video of a routine I did in high school.)
  5. I once met JK Rowling and lived to tell the tale.

62 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Julia, I love your website and inspired by your passion to write! I am in my senior year in high school. I have always loved to write ever since I could remember, hence the reason why I have enjoyed English. (Math is a completely different story!)I want to use my love for writing by turning it into a career. Words are very powerful. This is what I love most about writing. Therefore, I would love to use them to make an impact or a difference. Do you have any advice for me as I plan and prepare for college or tips for when I get to college?


  2. Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I found your blog through Adrianna Gabriel’s feature. Man alive, publication, University of Michigan, OXFORD… you are an intimidatingly accomplished young writer : ) I am about to start a full undergraduate degree in Wales, so I am inspired by you. Keep exploring and writing forever! I hope we can be blogging buddies : )


  3. Hi Julia,

    I just want to say I really love your blog and what you’re doing with the Chapter One Young Writers Conference. It’s really clear you like helping people and you’re an inspiration :).

    Keep up the great work.


  4. I really like your list of facts. πŸ™‚ How long have you been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for? (You’re right, cheese is wonderful.) Are you a dog or a cat person? I’m guessing dog because of the picture, but you never know.

    I look forward to reading the rest of your blog!


  5. hello;i found your blog really great and appreciate your writing skill,hope you pay a visit to my blog too,and i am searching for such students who write,don’t mind if i say we can be friends,do you??


  6. ItΒ΄s nice IΒ΄ve stumbled upon your blog thorough Christian Mihai, 19 and you sure seem to know a lot about writing and seems to me a good future on this field.
    P.S You say you are a lacto-ovo vegertarian, wow,never heard of it, if you think about it your eating those precious eggs that come form some animal,so your actually contributing to that poor animals demise..or not. IΒ΄m on mission to convert all the vegetarians to eat a good stake once a day, keep your cholesterol up. Stay Frosty


  7. Hey Julia! I followed you over here from your post on the Literati store opening (I know, I’m a bit of a creep). Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself. I’m also a Wolverine and a writer, and I think we should connect sometime (either WordPress or real life!). πŸ˜‰


    • Hi, Rebecca! It’s great to meet you, figuratively speaking. πŸ™‚ And no worries, the internet is designed for creeping. I would absolutely love to meet up with you sometime–being a Wolverine and a writer is the best combination. I’m going to be sort of crazy busy for the next week or so, but if you want to grab lunch or something anytime after that, just let me know! (Also: I just did some of my own creeping, and congratulations on getting an agent!! That’s so fantastic! πŸ™‚ )


    • It was TOO much fun. I was at Hersey Park on a trip with my church’s high school choir, and all of us had been speaking nonstop in British accents for the entire week. There were some girls, probably around eight or nine years old, waiting in line behind us for a ride, and it just sort of happened. We told them we were Harry Potter’s best friends, but we’d asked for too much money when JK Rowling was writing the books, so she had to put in those “other people,” Ron and Hermione, instead. When they asked us what we were doing in the United States, we said that You-Know-Who was back and now terrorizing the muggles on this side of the pond. I have a feeling those poor children had a tough time when their eleventh birthdays rolled around and they didn’t get their Hogwarts letters.


  8. Hey Julia! It’s cynthiarox66 from pitchfest πŸ™‚ I’m so happy that I clicked on the link in your signature because your blog looks awesome–I shall be following it from now on. And you are so young! Sorry if that sounds weird, but I’m currently in high school and it’s so exciting to find writers of similar age. Best of luck with your novel!
    PS- I read your scholastic submission and it’s epic. It has the thrill and pacing of Divergent (also a huge fan!). You are so talented πŸ˜€


    • Hey there! πŸ™‚ It’s SO COOL that you’re in high school! I’ll definitely make sure to check out your blog too (us young writers need to stick together, right?), and thanks for reading mine. Good luck with your novel, as well!


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  10. Hey there, noticed you’re GUTGAA blogroll too, just thought I’d pop by and say hi. I’m trying to meet as many writers as possible and GUTGAA seems like a great opportunity to do just that. Pretty cool to find a budding writer around my own age for a change as well!


    • Sorry I’m replying to this SO MANY MONTHS after you posted it. GUTGAA was so much fun this past year, and it’s great to meet someone else who’s young! I hope you’re having lots of luck with all your writing endeavors. πŸ™‚


  11. Hi Julia,

    I’m an English major w/concentration in creative writing who does theater, thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Hahaha, I love the last part…I’ve always wanted to start speaking to someone in French and see what their reaction in. I do British accents too; it has only gotten worse since I first watched Pirates of the Carribbean, now I go around saying ‘ello poppet all the time. (my friend from London says that if I ever say that in England I will be murdered)

    Congrats on your acceptance to UMich…a girl in my drama club from my high school went there, she’s graduated, loved the theater program; it has a really great one. Enjoy your freshman year!


    • Sorry I’m replying to this message so freaking late (I’m terrible at timeliness, I swear). Thanks for posting! I’ve picked up telemarketer calls a couple times and spoken in Spanish to them, just to be annoying, but they always catch onto my American accent, unfortunately. Hopefully you’ll have better luck with the French?

      I’m going to London soon, and I’m terrified I’m going to slip into a bad British dialect and end up getting chased out of Europe, haha.

      I really enjoy your blog, and thanks for the well wishes. My freshman year was awesome. πŸ™‚ See you around!


      • Haha it’s all good, I do it to. I’ve only tried the speaking French thing while in France, worked for a while until there were just some words I didn’t know & had to start speaking English.

        Thanks for reading my blog, I’m glad you like reading it, I like reading yours too!


  12. Hey…I saw your query on Miss Snark’s First Victim (the contest for YA queries) Your book sounds really interesting (great concept and totally unique) and the query was very well done, but I did have a few suggestions, if you’re interested. I’m looking for someone to critique mine as well (I write YA paranormal). Any chance you might want to trade and see if we can help each other out? I’ll look for your answer in the comment section here. Nice to “meet” you.


    • Hey, sorry it took me so long to reply–I’ve been on a hiatus kind of thing for the past few weeks, but I’m back now. I’d love to trade queries with you! I’ve actually completely revamped mine since I posted it on MSFV, though, so just a warning that it’s really different now.

      You can email me at: jbyerswriting@aol.com

      It’s nice to meet you, too!


  13. Is that how you con (sorry I’m being rude and wrong use of word), umm, no, persuade people to leave a comment?!
    But I like it, girl! I’m impressed already…so I’m leaving a comment.
    Now, I hope, I’m awesome! *Winks*


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