#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance, and if you watch reruns of the game show The Weakest Link you might just catch her winning the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code. Her novels have been translated into 41 languages, and have appeared on The New York Times Bestseller List 19 times. She has been inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame.
On December 25, 2020, Netflix premiered Bridgerton, based on her popular series of novels about the Bridgerton family, and season 2 premiered on March 25, 2022. Julia’s newest novel is Queen Charlotte, co-written with television pioneer Shonda Rhimes. The book is a powerful and romantic novel of Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte and King George III’s great love story and how it sparked a societal shift. Queen Charlotte was inspired by the original series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, created by Shondaland for Netflix.