Julia Watts


Julia Watts is the author of thirteen novels and several short story collections in the genres of young adult fiction and lesbian fiction/erotica. Her books are set in her native Appalachia and often depict the lives of LGBTQ people in the Bible Belt. Her novel Finding H.F. (Alyson Press, 2001) won the 2001 Lambda Literary Award in the children/young adult category. Her novel Women's Studies was a finalist for a Golden Crown Literary Society award. Her historical YA novel Secret City (Bella Books, 2013) was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, was a selection for the 2015 ALA Rainbow List, and was a winner of a Golden Crown Literary Award. In addition to her fiction work, Watts co-edited an anthology of essays, memoirs and stories on the sensitive topic of menstruation titled Women. Period.. She holds a masters in fine arts from Spalding University. She lives in Knoxville and is working on a PhD in Children's and Young Adult Literature at The University of Tennessee.



Julia Watts


Rufus + Syd

Julia Watts and Robin Lippincott


Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity in the South

Charles Dodd White, Laura Argiri, et al.