Speaking Engagements: Julie Anne Long is available for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, children's birthday parties...

Just kidding! But she does like to talk, and she especially enjoys meeting readers. If you're a member of the press or a book seller, or if you'd like Julie to speak to your book group or to your students (if you're a teacher), Julie would love to hear from you. Send a media inquiry here.

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Julie Anne Long's Biography
the long version

 
  San Francisco-based romance author Julie Anne Long has been a storyteller from almost the moment she could write: her first completed work of fiction was an illustrated (courtesy of Crayola) opus about talking apples.

So how does one make the leap from talking apples to historical romance?

Well, as you may have guessed, Julie’s career trajectory wasn't exactly a straight one. Though it seemed straight enough at first: she was editor of her fifth grade class newspaper (Mrs. Little’s class at Glenmoor Elementary in Fremont, California, did indeed have one), of her high school paper, of her college paper. She began college as a Journalism major and ended up with a degree in Creative Writing. She won a few writing awards. She gulped down history books and romance books and literature of every stripe—Jane Austen was an early favorite, Laura Ingalls Wilder earlier still. She published a few articles. She loved writing and dreamed of being a novelist, and—well, it seemed she was heading in that direction.

But writing had some stiff competition for her affections: namely, electric guitars. Not to mention the men who played electric guitars. Midway through her college career, Julie Anne Long bought a Fender Strat and then, much to the horror of several of her English professors, set out to be a rock star instead of a novelist.

She managed to make a reasonable success of it for about eight years, playing guitar, writing songs and singing in bands in the San Francisco Bay Area while working corporate jobs. But when the charm (ahem) of playing to four people at midnight on a Wednesday in dark sticky clubs finally wore thin, Julie realized she could incorporate all of the best things about being in bands—drama, passion, and men with unruly hair—into novels, while at the same time indulging her love of history and research. So stuffed her guitars in the back of her closet and reached instead for a keyboard—the computer variety—and returned to her first love, writing. Which is how the THE RUNAWAY DUKE— the story of a wayward bride, a blackmailing dandy, a scheming duchess, two bumbling highwaymen, a pack of gypsies, and an Irish groom with a very big secret—was born.

Today Julie Anne Long, a Bay Area native, lives and writes in San Francisco where she enjoys museums, the ballet, the symphony— and every now and then, a Led Zeppelin song turned up full blast.
 
     
 
 
     
 
Julie Anne Long's Biography
the short version
 
 

Julie Anne Long originally set out to be a rock star when she grew up, and she has the guitars and the questionable wardrobe stuffed in the back of her closet t prove it. When playing to indifferent crowds at midnight in dank clubs lost its, ahem, charm, she realized she could incorporate all of the best things about being in a band—namely, drama, passion and men with unruly hair—into novels, while at the same time indulging her love of history and research. So she made the move from guitar to keyboard (the computer variety) and embarked on a considerably more civilized, if not much more peaceful, career as a novelist.

Julie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with a fat orange cat. (Little known fact: they issue you a cat the minute you become a romance novelist.)