Julianne Douglas

About me

I am a writer of historical fiction set in sixteenth century France. An avid reader who fell in love with all things French at the age of twelve, I went on to earn a Ph.D in French literature. After years of studying the craft of fiction, I decided to write a novel of my own. My stories grow from my research and my desire to make Renaissance Europe come alive for modern readers. I share my enthusiasm for this fascinating era at my blog, Writing the Renaissance.

I have one completed manuscript set in the printing shops and literary salons of mid-sixteenth century Lyon, and am hard at work on a second novel set at Fran├žois I’s dazzling court at Fontainebleau in 1539. I am represented by Stephanie Cabot of The Gernert Company.

Please feel free to contact me by Twitter, Facebook, or at my website, where I often review works of historical fiction set in other eras.

From my website

In Which I Reveal My Project, Process and Aspirations

Today I am participating in the Monday Blog Tour about writers' projects and processes. Many thanks to poet and YA science fiction writer LJ Cohen for tagging me!1. What am I currently working on?At present, I am putting the finishing touches on agent-suggested revisions to my historical novel set at…

Review of THE PROMISE by Ann Weisgarber

Ann Weisgarber's THE PROMISE (Skyhorse Publishing, April 2014) is the story of two women's love for the same man, set against the backdrop of the devastating Galveston hurricane of 1900. Yet this wise and beautifully executed book is so much more than this description might suggest. With great insight and…

Rocket Cats

The curious case of the "rocket cats"-- drawings of cats and birds with what look like jet packs strapped to their backs, recently discovered in a digitized sixteenth-century manuscript -- is perhaps not so curious. According to Mitch Fraas, a scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, the "jet packs" were…

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