Julia Fierro is the author of the novels The Gypsy Moth Summer (June 6, 2017) and Cutting Teeth (2014). Her work has been published in The Millions, Poets & Writers, Flavorwire, Buzzfeed, Glamour, Time Out NY, Psychology Today, and other publications, and she has been profiled in The Observer and The Economist.
Julia's debut novel, Cutting Teeth, was hailed as one of the "Most Anticipated Books of 2014" by HuffPost Books, The Millions, Flavorwire, Brooklyn Magazine, Marie Claire; a "Best Summer Book" by Entertainment Weekly, Library Journal, Pop Sugar, Bustle, Bookish and the New York Post; and was picked as an Oprah.com Book of the Week. The New Yorker magazine praised Cutting Teeth as "a comically energetic debut."
Her next novel, The Gypsy Moth Summer, set on the fictional island of Avalon during the summer of 1992, will be published on June 6, 2016 by St. Martin's Press.
A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Julia founded The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in 2002, which has since grown into a creative home to 3,500 writers in NYC, Los Angeles and Online. SSWW was named “Best Writing Classes” by The Village Voice, Time Out NY and Brooklyn Magazine; and a “Best MFA-Alternative” by Poets & Writers and the L Magazine.
She lives in Brooklyn and Los Angeles with the writer Justin Feinstein and their children.