Media Kit

Media Kit

 

AUTHOR PHOTOS

Photo Credit: Vanessa North

Short Bio

Julian Winters is an award-winning author of Running With Lions, How to Be Remy Cameron, and The Summer of Everything (Duet Books). Running With Lions is the recipient of an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award. How to Be Remy Cameron and The Summer of Everything were named Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selections. A self-proclaimed comic book geek, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta. His next novel, Right Where I Left You, will be published by Viking Books for Young Readers on March 15, 2022.

Long Bio

Julian Winters is an award-winning author of contemporary young adult  novels Running With Lions, How to Be Remy Cameron, and The Summer of Everything (Duet Books). Running With Lions is the recipient of an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award. How to Be Remy Cameron and The Summer of Everything were named Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selections and received starred reviews from School Library Journal and ALA Booklist respectively. A self-proclaimed comic book geek, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta where he can be found watching the only two sports he can follow—volleyball and soccer. His next novel, Right Where I Left You, will be published by Viking Books for Young Readers on March 15, 2022.

 

BOOKS

Running With Lions

Bloomington High School Lions star goalie Sebastian Hughes should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing, and he’s got a coach who doesn’t ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood-best-friend Emir Shah shows up at summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the teams success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him. Determined to reconnect with Emir for the sake of the Lions, he sets out to regain Emirs trust. But to Sebastian’s surprise, sweaty days on the pitch, wandering the towns streets, and bonding on the weekends spark more than just friendship between them.

Publisher: Duet Books
Cover Design: C.B. Messer
Publication Date: June 7, 2018
Formats: Paperback, E-Book
ISBN: 978-1945053627

How to Be Remy Cameron

Everyone on campus knows Remy Cameron. He’s the out-and-proud, super-likable guy who friends, faculty, and fellow students alike admire for his cheerful confidence. The only person who isn’t entirely sure about Remy Cameron is Remy himself. Under pressure to write an A+ essay defining who he is and who he wants to be, Remy embarks on an emotional journey toward reconciling the outward labels people attach to him with the real Remy Cameron within.

Publisher: Duet Books
Cover Design: C.B. Messer
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
Formats: Paperback, E-Book
ISBN: 978-1945053801

Printable Praise Sheet (PDF)

The Summer of Everything

Adulting is hard. Just ask Wes Hudson. An avid comic book geek, Wes excels at two things: slacking off and pining after his best friend, Nico. Advice from his friends, ’90s alt-rock songs, and online dating articles aren’t helping much with his secret crush. And his dream job at Once Upon a Page, the local indie bookstore, is threatened when a coffee shop franchise wants to buy the property. To top it off, his family won’t stop pestering him about picking a college major. When all three problems converge, Wes must face the one thing he’s been avoiding—adulthood.

Publisher: Duet Books
Cover Design: C.B. Messer
Publication Date: September 8, 2020
Formats: Paperback, E-Book
ISBN: 978-1945053917

Right Where I Left You

School’s out, senior year is over, and Isaac Martin is ready to kick off summer. His last before heading off to college in the fall where he won’t have his best friend, Diego. Where—despite his social anxiety—he’ll be left to make friends on his own. Knowing his time with Diego is limited, Isaac enacts a foolproof plan: snatch up a pair of badges for the epic comic convention, Legends Con, and attend his first ever Teen Pride. Just him and Diego. The way it should be. But when an unexpected run-in with Davi—Isaac’s old crush—distracts him the day tickets go on sale, suddenly he’s two badges short of a perfect summer. Even worse, now he’s left making it up to Diego by hanging with him and his gamer buddies. Decidedly NOT part of the original plan. It’s not all bad, though. Some of Diego’s friends turn out to be pretty cool, and when things with Davi start heating up, Isaac is almost able to forget about his Legends Con blunder. Almost. Because then Diego finds out what really happened that day with Davi, and their friendship lands on thin ice. Isaac assumes he’s upset about missing the convention, but could Diego have other reasons for avoiding Isaac?

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Cover Design: Samira Iravani/Illustration: Daniel Clarke
Publication Date: March 15, 2022
Formats: Paperback, E-Book, Audiobook
ISBN: 9780593206492

ANTHOLOGIES

Out Now: Queer We Go Again!

Publisher: Inkyard Press
Cover Art: Lisel Jane Ashlock
Publication Date: May 26, 2020
Formats: Hardcover, E-Book
ISBN: 978-1335018267

 

Up All Night: 13 Stories between Sunset and Sunrise

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Cover Art: Connie Gabbert
Publication Date: July 13, 2021
Formats: Hardcover, E-Book
ISBN: 978-1643750415

 

Black Boy Joy

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Cover Art: Kadir Nelson
Publication Date: August 3, 2021
Formats: Hardcover, E-book
ISBN: 978-0593379936

 

Fools In Love: Fresh Twists on Romantic Tales

Publisher: Running Press Kids
Cover Design: Marissa Raybuck/Cover Art: Abbey Lossing
Publication Date: December 7, 2021
Formats: Hardcover, E-book
ISBN: 978-0762472345

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