Author Interview & Book Give-away: Hazzardous Universe by Julie Wright

Welcome to Author Julie Wright author of Hazzardous Universe, The Whitney Award Winning novel Cross My Heart, My Not-So Fairy-Tale Life and Eyes Like Mine.


Julie Wright (1972-still breathing) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s lived in LA, Boston, and the literal middle of nowhere (don’t ask). She wrote her first book when she was fifteen and actually got the thing published. Thirteen novels later, she thinks she’s finally getting the hang of this writing gig.

She has one husband, three kids, two dogs, and a varying amount of fish (depending on attrition).

She loves writing, reading, traveling, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.

She used to speak fluent Swedish, but now speaks only well enough to cuss out her children in public.

She hates mayonnaise.

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If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future? 
Past—I don’t want to know the future, but there are plenty people from the past who fascinate me.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you? 
Solar charger, ipad filled with games books, pictures, and internet, fishing hooks.

If you were a superhero what would your name be? 

Pet Peeves? 
People who don’t keep their word.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
I just finished my thirteenth novel and two books are releasing next winter—Oliva which is women’s fiction and Hazzardous Universe Two—The Magician’s Last Words.

What inspired you to want to become a writer? 
I’ve always wanted to do something that enabled me to write, but I decided to write my first book because my tenth grade English teacher told me I couldn’t. I hate it when people tell me what to do.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. 
Winning the Whitney Award.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be? 
Oh wow . . . the point of a good book is the conflict it brings to the character so that the character will grow . . . My favorite books are riddled with conflict, and I’m not all that sure I’d want to live in those worlds of turmoil. But if I HAD to pick one, it would likely be Pride and Prejudice .

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Live a full life. Being a good writer is meaningless if you’ve nothing interesting to say. Try things, learn things, LIVE LIFE, and then go back and write.

If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why? 
I’m content in the time period I’m currently in. Women can vote, we have flushing toilets, running hot water, and air conditioned travel.

If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why? 
Gwynneth Paltrow, because I’d sound awesome with an English accent.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters? 
I can see bits of myself in all my characters—even the bad ones.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? 
To keep writing—even when it’s hard, even when you take second place, even when you don’t place at all.

Favorite Food? 
Anything I didn’t have to cook

If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be? 

What do you do in your free time? 
People have free time? I must research this foreign concept.

Who or what inspired you to become an author? 
Mrs. Brown in seventh grade said I had a real talent with writing. She was the first person to teach me to believe.

Write a Haiku about your book
Hap is mischievous
Abducted by aliens
Saves the universe

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Neil Gaiman

Hazzardous Universe

Hap Hazzard didn’t believe in aliens, talking spaceships or that he’d become the most hunted teenager in the universe.
Today . . .
Things are different.

Giveaway Details
1 paperbook copy open to US only
1 ebook open Internationally
Ends 12/13/11

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