Julie Meronek is a writer in the DC metro area. When not writing for fun, she writes for work and makes many, many playlists. She would never swear off coffee, but admires her characters that occasionally try. She encourages you to email her any questions, feedback, and recipes!
Love Comma Linebreak is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
Q: Why so much travel?
A: I always find it interesting to see what people will do when outside of their normal surroundings. The cities end up being characters themselves. I definitely follow Anthony Bourdain’s life philosophy of traveling as much as possible – it’s essential, and it changes you.
Q: Is there any music that inspired particular parts of the book?
A: Yes! Check it out on the music page.
Q: Is there a real [character name here]?
A: The only character that’s based on someone real is Hank the dog. And I would like to thank Katie for Molly and Sophie, who aren’t dolphins in real life, but do have fantastic names.
There are many bits and pieces of people I’ve known that have worked their way into different characters, but LCL was not propelled by any particular real people.
Q: Is Kellan named after Kellan Lutz? S.C. Stephens’ Kellan Kyle?
A: Nope! It’s a name that’s been floating around old notebooks for a long time. It’s flattering to be associated with the fabulous Kellan Kyle, but there’s no resemblance or reference intended! Names typically come to me based on what nicknames I imagine other characters calling them by in conversation – and often I’ll start with a placeholder name until something comes to me during an argument or pivotal scene.