Thursday 7 March 2013


What is your name, where were you born and where do you live now?
My name is Julianna Lee Scott, and I was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and I currently live in the suburbs of Chicago.

Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
I did not. In fact I went to school to be a musician, and have a music degree in vocal music performance with a minor in conducting.

Did it take a long time to get your first book published?
Not as long as I thought it would, for sure. It took just over three months go get signed by my agent, and about two months of submissions to get the first offer to publish.

Do you work another job as well as your writing work?
No, but I do stay home with my 2 and 3 year old daughters which is a job in-and-of itself. :-)

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
Hmm… depends on the book. So far it is anywhere from 3 to 8 months.

Do you have a favourite character from your books? and why are they your favourite?
The male lead in THE HOLDERS, Alex. He is a sweetie and a gentleman, and I have a huge soft spot for beta-males.

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Oh absolutely! Every one.

Would you ever ask a reviewer to change their review if it was not all positive about your book/books?
Absolutely not. Not everyone likes everything, and it is a reviewers right to say what they think—that is why they are there. Yes, there are reviewers who seem to go out of their way to be mean, which sucks, but again, it is their right to so if they are so inclined. To be honest, as hard as negative reviews are, I am glad I have some. When I look up a book and see that it has NOTHING but positive reviews, I am immediately skeptical. That just isn’t realistic, and I have to wonder if all the reviews are from friends and family of the writer. I want to know the good and the bad when I am looking for my next read, and just because a book has as a few bad reviews, does not mean that I won’t read it.

Are character names and place names decided after there creation? or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?
A little of both. Sometimes I will come across a name I really like and file it away for future use, while other times I know what a character will be like and I go out looking for a name that I think suits them.

How do you market/promote your books?
Blog tours, signings, giveaways, school visits, asking for reviews, and just about anything else I can think of.

What do you do to unwind and relax?Do you have a hobby?
Sitting on the couch and eating awesomely unhealthy food while watching TV with my husband.

Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favourite/worst  book to movie transfer?
Some do, others don’t. It depends on the book and the time/money they have put into producing it. Lord of the Rings movies were probably some of the best ever done.

Do you think ebooks will ever totally replace printed books?
Well sure. Writing and has totally replaced etching on stone tablets, and the bathroom has totally replaced the outhouse. These things happen, but I don’t think it’s going to be any time soon.

What piece of advice would you give to a new writer?
Write. Don’t worry about ‘being a writer’—just write and the rest will happen on its own.

Your blog details?
Your web site ?
Your Facebook page?
Your Goodreads author page?
Your Twitter details?   


  1. Despite the predictably this sounds like it was a good read. Strange Chemistry offers some unique books.

    dwayne of Self Storage Units for Sale

  2. The book is a GREAT read Dwayne.

    ***Please Refrain from linking to non related book sites. I will allow the comment to stay this time. However if this occurs again I will be forced to remove the whole comment***