Alumni: Julia Watson

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Julia Watson studied screenwriting and fiction on the island of misfit toys, also known as the low-residency MFA program at UC Riverside-Palm Desert. After getting her start as a pro blogger for Showtime Networks’ (companion social media site to their hit show, THE L WORD) in 2007, she went on to become an entertainment editor at Velvetpark Magazine online, and later served as the Film & Plays editor at The Coachella Review. Her prose has also appeared at The Hipster Book Club, Pure Slush, and Fantasy Scroll Magazine, and will soon be heard in podcast form at Pseudopod.

Active in film production, Julia has also written, produced and scored several short films, most recently having completed work on FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (2014), a 16-minute zombie movie. In 2013, she served as a judge for the San Diego Film Consortium’s first annual pitchfest.

Julia lives near San Diego with her fiancé and two bad cats, and works as a freelance writer and editor. She is currently at work on a TV pilot script and a YA fantasy novel.