loneliestgoldfish said: Hi! I love your book so much (even though I threw it at a wall when I read the last sentence). What advice would you give to an aspiring writer?
Hi! Thank you so much! It’s a pretty sturdy hardback. Definitely made to withstand some abuse.
Hmmm…advice is so weird, ya know? We all have different things that work for us as writers. There’s really no uniform way of doing things. But you know that! You’re a writer. So, I guess my first thing would be to stop calling yourself an aspiring writer. Do you write? You’re a writer. Make your own rules. Decide what works for you and go with it. And when you get comfortable, push yourself.
truthofateenagegirl said: I was so excited to see that you had found that I quoted Side Effects May Vary! It was truly one of the BEST books I have ever read and it made me analyze if I was REALLY living and living for the right things. Please never stop writing! Do you have any new books in the work?
I am totally guilty of vanity searching myself on tumblr, and seeing people quote you is maybe the most surreal thing ever.
My second book, DUMPLIN’, is due out some time next year. It’s so different from Side Effects May Vary, but it’s still got that streak of Julie—at least I think..or I hope.
beeeautifulminds said: Hi! Wow, I just wanted to say I love your work so very much. I finished side effects in just a day! I must admit I was upset 50% of the time because I felt like Harvey could do so much better but then we all do crazy things for love. I can't wait for your next book! You are truly amazing :)
Thank you so much! I am super pumped for my second book, DUMPLIN’. It’s got Dolly Parton, drag queens, and beauty pageants.