Grew up in Albany, New York. Now lives in New Albany, Ohio.
Has an identical twin, Jennifer Roy, who is six minutes older and an inch shorter.
Has a younger but taller sister, Amy, who looks like their triplet.
Is the daughter of a Holocaust child survivor.
Is a Daughter of the Revolution.
Truly believed she was Batgirl.
Won a national writing contest with the unfortunate name of "Cappy Dick." (Even at her young age, she knew not to wear the prize t-shirt.)
Spent vacations at her grandparents' farm racing garter snakes and riding tandem bikes; tobogganing and tapping maple syrup.
Was pen pals with one of her favorite authors, Frank Bonham, for eight years.
Worked at Chuck E. Cheese, as Chuck E. Cheese.
Worked as a college bartender, as Mr. T's ("I pity the fool!") media escort and as the editorial director of a textbook publishing company.
Created the first retail branded book series for girls. USA Today called her 14-book series for Tween Brands (Justice/Limited TOO) "a novel approach for retailers."
Met her husband in college; he was president of the fraternity next door to her sorority house.
Had a cameo in the Disney Channel movie "Read it and Weep" based on her book.
Had SWAT bodyguard protection for a few interesting years thanks to her husband's job.
Lived in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia for a year.
Lives with her husband, daughter and son and maltipoo in Columbus, Ohio.
The Serious Bio
Julia DeVillers is a bestselling and award-winning author of middle grade and YA books, including:
• HOW MY PRIVATE PERSONAL JOURNAL BECAME A BESTSELLER, which was adapted into the Disney Channel Original Movie "Read it and Weep." She has a cameo in the movie. (Dutton)
• TRADING FACES series with co-author and identical twin, Jennifer Roy (Simon & Schuster)
• EMMA EMMETS, PLAYGROUND MATCHMAKER series (Razorbill)
• LIBERTY PORTER, FIRST DAUGHTER series (Simon & Schuster)
• GIRLWISE: HOW TO BE CONFIDENT, CAPABLE, COOL AND IN CONTROL (Random House)
• AUDITIONOLOGY: A GUIDE TO AUDITIONING FOR KIDS AND TEENS with Nickelodeon casting director Harriet Greenspan
Julia also created the first retail branded book series for girls. USA Today called her 14-book series for Tween Brands (Justice/Limited TOO) "a novel approach for retailers." She has appeared on the major television networks and in the New York Times as an expert on tween girls.
Julia DeVillers has a communications degree from SUNY Oswego and a master's degree in journalism with a concentration in children's literature from The Ohio State University.
She is represented for books to film by Addison Duffy of UTA.
Julia and her daughter in a cameo in "Read it and Weep"
Black and white author photo by Nathan Bielski