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 François 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

"François Ier, l'empreinte d'un roi" on France 24

FABULOUS video celebrating François I on France 24. It's the 500th anniversary of François' birth this year, and there have been innumerable expositions and special events regarding his life and reign throughout France. This video includes gorgeous footage of Fontainebleau. Worth a watch even if you don't speak French!

Weaving Witcheries

Researching a new novel today, I came across this poem. It featured in the February 1892 issue of The Californian Illustrated Magazine.My Libraryby J.W. WoodWithin these covers, homely tho' some be,     Life's kaleidoscope is writ in varying stage,---The tragedies of war and poets' melody,     The mimicry of love,…


And the winner of a hardback copy of Marci Jefferson's ENCHANTRESS OF PARIS, courtesy of Thomas Dunne Books, is....KimberlyV !Thank you to all who entered.

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