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.

xxJulie

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.

xxJulie

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.

xxJulie

epicreads:

YA quotes for when you need a good cry [ For more, click here! ]

a-gradual-decompression:

weallheartonedirection:

"Firstly, I’m glad you survived. I don’t know how you can stand all that water. Secondly, come here. You washed off my scent."

accurate caption is accurate

a-gradual-decompression:

weallheartonedirection:

"Firstly, I’m glad you survived. I don’t know how you can stand all that water. Secondly, come here. You washed off my scent."

accurate caption is accurate

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nerdygirllove:

frxdo:

robofists-revenge:

I once went to the Renaissance Fair dressed as Marty McFly, and nobody got the joke.

That will forever be one of the most disappointing moments in my life.

This is my favorite photoset rn

I totally get this guy. A whole fair of nerds and no one got a awesome 80s pop culture reference. Shame. The faces are amazing.

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RAMONA DROWNING by Julie Murphy

hanginggardenstories:

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    The heat clung to my skin like a bad memory as salt water lapped against my ankles. Even here, on the beach in the early morning hours, summer would not be forgotten. The moon hung in the sky, chasing the horizon, as the sun crept along the waterfront.

    I dropped my shoes in the sand and stepped further out into the ocean until the water skimmed the hem of my dress. I’d said goodbye to Lillie just moments ago. Right about now her family would be packing up their station wagon to go back home to their landlocked city and their every day life. It would be like every other summer and every other girl. Lillie would leave. But unlike the others, she didn’t offer empty promises to call, text, and email. But she’d get home and remember all that she’d left behind. This summer world would be nothing more than a distant dream. Lillie had a whole life outside of this little town. One I didn’t fit into.

    But I’d be here. The same Ramona I’d always been. Just as much a town attraction as the canoe rentals. Ramona: your one stop summer fling.

    The water pulled at my dress as I went deeper and deeper until I was waist-deep with my skirt splayed out like a tablecloth. The water was familiar to me, like a vice that knew you’d be back.

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fourteenery:

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MIDNIGHT THIEF, by our own liviablackburne, is out in the world today! To celebrate, we at the Fourteenery took a moment to pretend we possessed Kyra’s grace, cunning, and moral flexibility and asked ourselves:

If we could steal anything at all, even abstract things, without…

IT’S MIDNIGHT THIEF DAY!

stuff-i-guess:

Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass

God, how this video makes me smile.

I was sadly prepped for some skinny-girl bashing that tends to accompany curvy-girl celebration when all of a sudden

I’m bringing booty back

Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches Hey
No, I’m just playing I know you think you’re fat,
But I’m here to tell you that,

Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

A song about some curve luv’n’ that recognizes smaller sized women are just as valid as women of larger circumference? That when we say “size doesn’t matter,” it literally doesn’t matter? THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. 

THIS IS MY JAM CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP