Sunday 5 February 2012


What is your name, where were you born and where do you live now?

 I'm Julianna Baggott. I live in Florida at present. 

Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
Very little, I wanted to drive a bus -- shiny knob, big wheel, bi-fold doors, lots of power. But it didn't stick. 

Did it take a long time to get your first book published?
 Well, I sold my first book at 29, which is considered young in the industry. That was 13 years and 18 books ago.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarise it in less than 20 words what would you say?
PURE -- a post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller/romance -- a 16 year old girl in an ash-choked cabinet and a boy in a Dome. Their lives collide.

Who is your publisher? or do you self publish?
I'm published by Hachette. Film rights have sold to Fox2000.

What can we expect from you in the future?  More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
PURE is a proposed trilogy -- so FUSE will be published this time next year.

Do you have anybody read your books and give you reviews before you officially release them?ie. Your partner, children, friends, reviewers you know?
I have a number of readers, but PURE was written in many ways for my daughter who's now the age of the main character. I read her the early pages and she said it was the best thing I'd ever written and I needed to finish it. The dedication reads: For Phoebe who made a bird of wire.
How do you market/promote your books?
PURE has a trailer --; a site with EXTRA MATERIALS --; there will be a free app where you can fuse yourself  to objects and animals... There's been a blog tour and a good bit of travel.  Here's a post-apocalyptic valentine:

What do you think makes a book a really good/bestseller ?
The writers urgent need to tell it and the readers urgent need to hear it.

Do you or would you ever use a pen name?
I have two -- N.E. Bode and Bridget Asher. PURE is written under my own name, Julianna Baggott.

Where can readers follow you?

Web site:

Thankyou for taking part in this Interview for my blog.

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