Julie Murphy

Keynote Conversation

with NoVa TEEN Book Festival Author Coordinator, Amanda Quain

Friday, March 18, 2022, 6:00 pm EST

Julie Murphy
Photo by Danielle Nicole Portraits
Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. After several wonderful years in the library world, Julie now writes full-time. When she’s not writing or reliving her reference desk glory days, she can be found watching made-for-TV movies, hunting for the perfect slice of cheese pizza, and planning her next great travel adventure. She is the author of several middle grade, young adult, and adult novels such as Dumplin’ (now a film on Netflix), Ramona Blue, Side Effects May Vary, Dear Sweet Pea, and If The Shoe Fits. You can visit Julie at www.juliemurphywrites.com.

Amanda Quain

Amanda Quain is a writer, indie bookseller, and general life enthusiast. When she’s not shouting about her favorite new books, she loves theatre, baking, rock climbing, marching band, and the overall pursuit of adventure. If forced to choose, Amanda’s favorite Austen hero is Edward Ferrars, though she’ll always have a soft spot for Mr. Bingley. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and her cat. She is the Author Coordinator for the NoVaTEEN Book Festival, and her first novel, ACCOMPLISHED, releases 7/26/22 from Wednesday Books. https://www.amandaquain.com