While USA Today Bestselling Author 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.


Fast Facts: 

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:

NA Alley


Workshops taken:

*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).