Author Information
Julia Quinn
  • Bibliography:
    38 Books (9 Series)
  • First Book:
    April 1995
  • Latest Book:
    August 2022
  • Author Rating:
  • Share:
About the Author

Julia Quinn (born Julie Cotler) states that she chose her pseudonym so that her books could be found on shelves next to the romance writer Amanda Quick. Quinn grew up mainly in New England, but she did spend some time in California after her parents divorced. She graduated from Harvard with an Art History degree. After graduation, she was unsure what direction to take, so she decided to go to medical school. During the two years of preparation for med school, she began writing to alleviate the pressure and boredom of studying science. Two weeks before being accepted to medical school, two of her Regency romances were sold. She postponed her schooling and wrote two more novels. She eventually did attend Yale medical school but shortly discovered she loved writing more than dissections. She then devoted herself to full-time writing.

Her books are full of humor and witty dialogue. Her heroines are often imbued with feminist qualities not typical of their historical settings. She has garnered many accolades for her work.

Full Series List in Order

Agents for the Crown

1 - To Catch an Heiress (Jul-1998)
2 - How to Marry a Marquis (Nov-1999)


1 - The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Jul-2007)
2 - What Happens in London (Jul-2009)
3 - Ten Things I Love About You (May-2010)


1 - Splendid (Apr-1995)
2 - Dancing at Midnight (Nov-1995)
3 - Minx (Sep-1996)
4 - A Tale of Two Sisters (Sep-2003)

The Bridgertons

1 - The Duke and I (Jan-2000)
2 - The Viscount Who Loved Me (Dec-2000)
3 - An Offer from a Gentleman (Jul-2001)
4 - Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Jul-2002)
4.5 - Thirty-Six Valentines (Feb-2003)
5 - To Sir Phillip, With Love (Jul-2003)
5.5 - The First Kiss (May-2004)
6 - When He Was Wicked (Jul-2004)
7 - It's in His Kiss (Jul-2005)
8 - On the Way to the Wedding (Jul-2006)
8.5 - The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After (Apr-2013)
The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton (Nov-2021)

Bridgerton 2nd Epilogues

1 - The Viscount Who Loved Me (Dec-2000)
2 - Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Jul-2002)
3 - When He Was Wicked (Jul-2004)
4 - It's in His Kiss (Jul-2005)

Lyndon Sisters

1 - Everything and the Moon (Mar-1997)
2 - Brighter Than the Sun (Dec-1997)

Rokesbys: The Bridgertons Prequels

1 - Because of Miss Bridgerton (Apr-2016)
2 - The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (Jun-2017)
3 - The Other Miss Bridgerton (Nov-2018)
4 - First Comes Scandal (Aug-2022)

Smythe-Smith Quartet

1 - Just Like Heaven (Jun-2011)
2 - A Night Like This (Jun-2012)
3 - The Sum of All Kisses (Nov-2013)
4 - The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy (Feb-2015)

Two Dukes of Wyndham

1 - The Lost Duke of Wyndham (Jun-2008)
2 - Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Oct-2008)

Multi-Author Series List

Fairytale Retellings: Cinderella

An Offer from a Gentleman (Jul-2001)

Book List in Order: 38 titles

  • RECKLESS SPLENDOR American heiress Emma Dunster has always been fun-loving and independent with no wish to settle into marriage. She plans to enjoy her Season in London in more unconventional ways than husband-hunting. But this time Emma's high j...

  • Defying the Rules Lady Arabella Blydon can sense the secrets smoldering behind the dark, penetrating gaze of Lord John Blackwood. Still she desires his handsome, mysterious stranger who stirs her passions like no other mann -- even as he warns her...

  • IT TAKES A MINX TO TEMPT A ROGUE... Beautiful and feisty Henrietta Barrett has never followed the dictates of society. She manages her elderly guardian's estate, prefers to wear breeches rather than dresses, and answers to the unlikely name of Hen...

  • STARCROSSED It was indisputably love at first sight. But Victoria Lyndon was merely the teenaged daughter of a vicar. . .while Robert Kemble was the dashing young earl of Macclesfield. Surely what their meddlesome fathers insisted must have been tru...

  • SWEETER THAN A DREAM Charles Wycombe, the dashing--if incorrigible-- Earl of Billington, needs a bride before his upcoming thirtieth birthday if he hopes to earn his inheritance. The vicar's vivacious, determined daughter, Miss Eleanor Lyndon, nee...

  • WHAT'S AN HEIRESS TO DO? When fetching Caroline Trent is kidnapped by Blake Ravenscroft she doesn't struggle to elude this dangerously handsome agent of the crown. After all, she's been spending most of her days running from the unwanted marriage pr...

  • BOUND FOR THE ALTAR IN A LAND OF STRONG PASSIONS AND WILD BEAUTY The delightful wit and warm humor of JULIA QUINN shine brightly in this winning romantic romp, in which a lovely English miss-feigning marriage to a dashing, beguiling Scotsman disco...

  • When James Sidwell, Marquis of Riverdale, offered to help her find a husband, he never dreamed that the only candidate he could propose would be himself.... SHE'S TRYING TO FOLLOW THE RULES When Elizabeth Hotchkiss- stumbles upon a most intrig...

  • HAS THE DEVASTATING DUKE FINALLY FOUND A BRIDE? All the society papers say so. But, only the Duke of Hastings and "his "intended" know the truth. For the irresistible Simon Basset has hatched a plan to keep himself free from all those ...

  • 1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, This Author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London's most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry. And in all truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the ...

  • Sophie Beckett never dreamed she'd be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton's famed masquerade ball -- or that "Prince Charming" would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disd...

  • "Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London." Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, March 1824 Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for ... well, it feels like forever. After half a lifeti...

  • Lady Whistledown Tells All! Society is abuzz when the Season's most promising debutante is jilted by her intended only to be swept away by the deceitful rogue's dashing older-brother- in New York Times bestseller JULIA QUINN's witty, charming, and...

  • My dear Miss Bridgerton, We have been corresponding now for quite some time, and although we have never formally met, I feel as if I know you. Forgive me if I am too bold, but I am writing to invite you to visit me. It is my hope that we might ...

  • Dear Avon Books, Where are my heroes? Whenever I'm reading a book by one of my favorite authors I find I'm falling for the wrong guy -- not the hero, but the other man -- and what I really want is for him to have his own story. Like Jake Linl...

  • Who Stole Lady Neeley's Bracelet? Was it the fortune hunter, the gambler, the servant, or the rogue? All of London is abuzz with speculation, but it is clear that one of four couples is connected to the crime. Lady Whistledown's Society Paper...

  • Everything was so much simpler...When he was wicked. In every life there is a turning point. A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one's life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London's most infamous rake, t...

  • MEET OUR HERO... Gareth St. Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth's sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past ....

  • A funny thing happened... Unlike most men of his acquaintance, Gregory Bridgerton believes in true love. And he is convinced that when he finds the woman of his dreams, he will know in an instant that she is the one. And that is exactly what happ...

  • 2 March 1810 . . . Today, I fell in love. At the age of ten, Miranda Cheever showed no signs of Great Beauty. And even at ten, Miranda learned to accept the expectations society held for her--until the afternoon when Nigel Bevelstoke, the handso...

  • WILLTHE REAL DUKE OF WYNDHAM PLEASE STAND UP? Jack Audley has been a highwayman. A soldier. And he has always been a rogue. What he is not, and never wanted to be, is a peer of the realm, responsible for an ancient heritage and the livelihood of h...

  • There went the bride... Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for as long as she can remember. Literally. A mere six months old when the contracts were signed, she has spent the rest of her life waiting. And waiting. And waitin...

  • Rumors and Gossip . . . The lifeblood of London When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancee, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a...

  • Ten Things You Should Know About This Book 1. Sebastian Grey is a devilishly handsome rogue with a secret. 2. Annabel Winslow's family voted her The Winslow Most Likely to Speak Her Mind and The Winslow Most Likely to Fall Asleep in Church. ...

  • Three of the brightest stars of historical romance invite you to a party at the country home of the Honorable Marquess of Finchley Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife, so his sister hands him a list of delectable damsels and promises to ...

  • Honoria Smythe-Smith is: A) a really bad violinist B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child C) not in love with her older brother's best friend D) all of the above Marcus Holroyd is: A) the Earl of Chatteris B) regrettably prone t...

  • ANNE WYNTER MIGHT NOT BE WHO SHE SAYS SHE IS... But she's managing quite well as a governess to three highborn young ladies. Her job can be a challenge -- in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen i...

  • At the behest of three of the most talented historical romance authors writing today, you are cordially invited to a ball. No, a party. No . . . a kidnapping. Taran Ferguson, laird of his clan, is determined that his ancient (if not so honorable) ...

  • Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series remains one of the most beloved among historical romance readers, and this collection of “second epilogues” -- stories that take place after the original books end -- offer fans more from their favorite character...

  • He thinks she's an annoying know-it-all Hugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females, and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been acquainted with the words shy or retiring, she's long since tossed them out the window. Besides, even i...

  • Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can't be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family's infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She's the type of girl you...

  • There were Bridgertons before the eight alphabetically named siblings. In this first of a new prequel series, we go back to where it all began...from New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn. Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of...

  • Beloved authors Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Stefanie Sloane deliver the stories of four friends from Madame Rochambeaux’s Gentle School for Girls who find an old sixpence in their bedchamber and decide that it will be the lu...

  • While you were sleeping... With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and trave...

  • She was in the wrong place... Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify. While visiting a friend on the D...

  • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes a highly designed, colorful collection of quotes, wit, and wisdom from Lady Whistledown and the most memorable characters of the much-loved Bridgerton books, now a series created by Shon...

  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn, comes her first playfully illustrated graphic novel. Based on story snippets that are peppered throughout a number of her novels and enjoyed by her characters who read them, this is that tale in ...

  • She was given two choices... Georgiana Bridgerton isn’t against the idea of marriage. She’d just thought she’d have some say in the matter. But with her reputation hanging by a thread after she’s abducted for her dowry, Georgie is given tw...

Award-Winning Books by Julia Quinn

How to Marry a Marquis
1999 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best European Historical
1999 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Historical Love & Laughter
It's in His Kiss
2005 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- British Isles Historical Romance
On the Way to the Wedding
2006 All About Romance Reader Award -- Most Disappointing Read
2006 All About Romance Reader Award -- Worst Read
2007 Rita Award -- Long Historical Romance
Romancing Mister Bridgerton
2002 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Couple
2002 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Heroine
The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
2008 Rita Award -- Regency Romance
A Tale of Two Sisters
2003 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Short Story
Ten Things I Love About You
2010 All About Romance Reader Award -- Funniest Romance
To Catch an Heiress
1998 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Funny
The Viscount Who Loved Me
2000 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Funny
What Happens in London
2009 All About Romance Reader Award -- Funniest Romance
2010 Rita Award -- Regency Romance
When He Was Wicked
2004 All About Romance Reader Award -- Most-Hanky Read

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Julia Quinn has published 38 books.

Julia Quinn does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, First Comes Scandal, was published in August 2022.

The first book by Julia Quinn, Splendid, was published in April 1995.

Yes. Julia Quinn has 9 series.