Hello Everyone! *waves frantically* Welcome to the first day of the 2011 Debutante Event! I am very very very excited for this event after all the hard work the debs and I have put in so enjoy it! Today...I welcome my very first Debutante, Julia Karr, who is the author of XVI! (ie one of the hottest dystopian debuts of 2011) So everyone remember your blogging etiquette and give and a BIG welcome to Julia!!! Yay!!!!
Genre - Dystopian Website - Click HERE Twitter - Click HERE
Julia Karr was born in Indiana, and moved to Chicago when she was fifteen. After the initial culture shock of going from quiet, small town living to Carl Sandburg’s, “stormy, husky, brawling,” metropolis, she fell madly in love with the city. Her schooling in the art of writing came from reading, voraciously. While students were being forced to read the classics, Julia was busy going on author binges. As a young mother, reading books to, and eventually with, her daughters, she fell head-over-heels for children’s literature. Not a far stretch for someone who had loved reading since the age of three. While still working a nine-to-five job, after hours Julia can be found at home, sitting on the couch tapping out stories on her laptop, with one of several cats draped behind her and her dogs sleeping nearby.
Dream debutante dress -
Julia's Dream Debutante Dress
Author's Own Message ( ie when they talk about themselves :P)
And, a few additional things, straight from the horse’s, er, uh... author’s keyboard!
Since I have a full-time day job, I don’t have much “spare time.” However, I actually love going to the gym, although I’m not *buff* by any stretch of the imagination (not even my own writely imagination!)
I have four (yep, 4) cats and two dogs, who are my cohorts in crime. The dogs make few editorial comments, but the cats... ME-OW! They sprawl across the keyboard, or my hands as I’m trying to type. They push my pen when I’m writing longhand, beg to be fed/brushed/petted whenever I’m right in the middle of a crucial scene. Their ideas of what a writer does, and mine - are often two incredibly different things! But, I wouldn’t trade them for the universe, because there is nothing quite like a purring cat curled up on your lap. Yeah...
I’ve been a vegetarian (vegan-leaning) for nearly twenty years.
I love to write, but even more so, I HAVE to write. Why? Because I’ve got all these stories crowding my brain that will not quit bugging me until I get them written!
Thanks Julia! Now guys what do you think? You guys have just finished reading the VERY first post for the 2011 Debutante Event! Not only did you guys get to see Julia's dream debs dress BUT you know have the insiders scoop on her personal life! Seriously vegetarian for twenty years??? Guys, I tried this and I gave up after three days.... wow. Anyway, thank-you Julia so much for kicking of the 2011 Debutante Event! And to everyone else, tomorrow Julia is coming back to do a feature on her debut XVI so stop over..and there will be a giveaway ( of what? not telling :P) Just make sure you come back tomorrow!