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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Someday Stars: Meet Juliana L. Brandt


What’s your name, and where are you from? 
I'm Juliana L. Brandt and I currently live in Tennessee, though I'm originally from Minnesota (and if pressed, I'd also say I'm from Mississippi. My Bf says I'm an honorary Southerner :))

How long have you been writing? 
As every writer says: I can't remember a time when I didn't write. I have been seriously writing though (aiming for publication) for about two years.

What genre(s) do you write?
I write a wide variety, but mostly stick to YA fantasy.

What’s your current WIP? Can you tell us about it? 
My current MS is YA speculative fiction and involves a post-apocalyptic Drought, genetically engineered humans and a pack of wild dogs.

What’s your current day job? How does it help or hinder your writing? 
I am a secretary and it helps my writing immensely. As long as I'm answering the phones, I can work on anything I need to.

Who is your favorite author? 
Why such a difficult question?? Ahh...RowlingJonesVanWredeNixSnyderTolkienMorgenstern...Does that count?

Favorite book? 
I think I'll go with Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.

What other hobbies or activities do you do outside of writing? 
I do a lot of trail hiking/running. My weekends are spent mostly outside with my dogs :)

What is something unique about yourself? 
I love marshmallows. During the winter, I'll sit in front of the stove with marshmallows on a fork so I can eat them all melty. Yum.

Do you have a blog, Twitter, and/or Web site we can link to? 
Absolutely! www.julianalbrandt.com and my handle on twitter is @julianalbrandt.




Always looking for aspiring writers for the Someday Stars series! If you're interested in being interviewed, please email me at CNHolmberg (at) gmail (dot) com.

13 comments:

  1. LOL! Great answer for who your favorite author is!

    Juliana's awesome! She CP'd for me and helped me improve my manuscript. She's also a great support when needing some encouraging words.

    Great interview!

    *waves to Juliana* :D

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  2. Juliana, go ahead and claim Mississippi; these folks do:

    John Grisham, Charlaine Harris, Jim Henson, Eudora Welty, Ellen Gilcrhist, Kathryn Stockett...Oh, I think you get the picture.

    (I'm from Mississippi, btw. But I'm not famous...yet.)

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  3. Thanks, Jack! *waves back*

    Linda- I definitely claim MS, it's such a beautiful place. Hopping over to your blog now!

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  4. Man, I need to become a secretary!

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  5. Love these Someday Star highlights. Get to learn so much about authors-in-the-making. Another great one, Charlie. Lovely to get to meet you - digitally lol!! - Juliana.

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  6. Juliana, your author faves are almost identical to mine!! AND you eat marshmallows over the stove. I'm in love. ;D

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  7. Nice to meet you Juliana! I think I need to be a secretary too. Love the jobs that let you write during your down time!

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  8. Adam- it definitely has it's perks!

    Angela- aww, it's so nice to meet you, too! Didn't you do an interview over at Sophia's, too?? If not, this is some serious Dejavou ;)

    Lora- think, if we ever meet, we can exchange books and eat marshmallows over the stove. Ha!

    Eileen- me too =D

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  9. Ahh! I totally forgot to say thank you, Charlie! THANK YOU! This interview was super fun :)

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  10. Howl's Moving Castle is one of my favorite movies!! Never read the book though, sorry. Great choie Juliana. Charlie, you would make a great reporter ;)

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  11. Boo, Mississippi. Though I guess I did get a lot of writing done while I lived there because there was NOTHING TO DO. Except eat. And eat. And try to stay cool.

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