Julia founded the One Signal imprint in 2018 with the goal of “discovering untold stories, elevating unique voices, and celebrating hidden figures.” Recent books including the national bestseller Keep Moving
by the award-winning poet Maggie Smith, Hoax
CNN anchor Brian Stelter, and Ida B. The Queen
by Michelle Duster. Before joining Simon & Schuster, Julia was Executive Editor at HarperCollins where she published numerous New York Times
bestsellers and award-winning books including Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik, Forward
by soccer legend and activist Abby Wambach, Unbelievable
by NBC Correspondent Katy Tur, Rabbit: A Memoir
by Patricia William, an NAACP Image Award finalist, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas,
Devil in the Grove
, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, called “a richly detailed chronicle of racial injustice” by the prize’s committee. Julia spent the first six years of her publishing career at Random House. A longtime Board member of the Lower Eastside Girls Club
, Julia helped the organization grow from an after-school program in a church basement to a 30,000 square foot facility on Avenue D with a planetarium. Julia was also previously Editorial Director at Amazon Publishing where she hired and led a team of editors. Her personal essay
recounting her experience working there helped lead to sweeping changes in the company’s parental leave policies for hundreds of thousands of its workers. She has been profiled in Fast Company
magazine and Forbes.
A native of Buffalo New York, Julia lives in Brooklyn with her seven-year-old daughter and their rescue dog Sunny.