Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi! My name is Julia Cirignano. I’m from Boston Mass, and I recently graduated form Endicott College. I have several articles published by Limelight Magazine and That Music Magazine, and poetry published in The Endicott Review, The Endicott Observer, Mad Swirl, The New York Literary Magazine, Red Wolf Journal, and The Somerville Times.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I recently self-published a book of poetry called “White Wine & Medical Marijuana”. It is inspired my life and the lives of people around me.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I just write when it comes to me. I don’t typically sit to write. Usually, an idea will randomly come to me and force me away from what ever I’m doing. Sometimes I quickly write the idea down in my phone for later, and then I sit down to finish the piece when I have a chance.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have a lot of favorites, both old and new. Dickinson, Bradstreet, Thoreau, Emerson, Bukowski, Raur, Leav, Ferrante, Plath, Faudet, and more. I read everything.
What are you working on now?
I am always writing poetry. Hopefully, some of the poems I am working on now will end up in my next book!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Awesomegang duh 😉
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing!! And also don’t let rejection of any kind make you doubt your writing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I don’t like advise, but I have a favorite quote that’s similar to advise! “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore,” Lady Gaga.
What are you reading now?
The Beautiful and the Damned.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I hope to start really working on a second book soon.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Picture of Dorian Grey, Milk and Honey, The Bell Jar, and anything by Bukowski.