While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in North Carolina and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.
Nicknames: Ju, Juli
Favorite color: Black
Favorite dessert: chocolate fondue + strawberries
Favorite TV series: Atm, Once Upon A Time
Guilty Pleasure: K-pop and K-drama
Coke or pepsi? Coke
Day or night? It depends
Pen or pencil? Pencil
Summer or winter? Fall?
Cat or dog? Dog
Tea or coffee? Both
Plotter or pantser? Somewhere in between
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? When I wrote a short novella for a Portuguese class (think like English class in the US) when I was 13yo.
If you decided not to be a writer, what would your other dream job be? Why? Can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing, honestly.
What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done in your life? Going to live abroad at 20yo.
What is one talent that you’re hopeless at, but you wish you had? Singing.
Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? Just write ;)
Co-founder and former contributor of:
*Before You Hit Send – Angela James.
*Body Language and Dialogue Cue – Margie Lawson.
*Accelerated Fundamentals of Fiction Writing – Gloria Kempton (Writer’s Digest University).
*Elements of Effective Writing: Grammar and Mechanics – Angie Hodapp (Writer’s Digest University).
*Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion and ViewPoint – Mark Spencer (Writer’s Digest University).
*Write Great Fiction: Description and Setting – Elisabeth Delisi (Writer’s Digest University).
*EditPalooza offered by Savvy Authors (with Editor Libby Murphy from Entangled Publishing).
*Crafting the Sensual Novella – Eliza Knight.
*A Writer’s Guide to Psychology offered by Savvy Authors (with Sandy James).
*Writing Adult While Writing YA – Navigating Two Worlds offered by Savvy Authors (with Leanna Renee Hieber).
*Elements of Effective Writing II: Form and Composition (Writer’s Digest University).