Just Our Luck
Words on Bathroom Walls
IN THE PRESS
Echoing the premise and structure of Flowers for Algernon, this frank and inspiring novel shows how a teen’s life changes after he is given an experimental medication to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.
Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
Despite heavy subject matter, Adam is hilarious and infinitely lovable, and the ending is hopeful and realistic rather than happily-ever-after and contrived.
Walton has crafted a character with unparalleled likability, a boy whose endearing, witty, introspective commentary allows readers to get inside the head of a person with a debilitating mental illness...Highly recommended.
School Library Journal
WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS
JULIA WALTON is the author of the award-winning Words on Bathroom Walls (soon to be a major motion picture!). She received an MFA in creative writing from Chapman University and a BA in History from UC Irvine. Julia lives with her husband and children in Huntington Beach, CA.
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Okay but for real, here’s THE HONEST BIO.
JULIA WALTON was miserable in insurance. She wrote quite a bit of Words on Bathroom Walls on a notepad near her work phone while she was supposed to be, you know, working…So clearly she was a stellar employee and the company was lucky to have her.
Julia talks to herself a lot and cannot pass a reflective surface without checking out her hair. Spoiler...it’s usually a disaster.
She loves avocados, sushi, her mom’s meatloaf, and her grandma’s marinara sauce. If she’s going out to lunch, her go-to meal is a tuna melt on sourdough with sweet potato fries.
She eats candy (Cadbury please) and the occasional, generous scoop of Nutella (Costco size only) in her pantry while her kids are distracted.
She will not put any effort into her ensemble unless her hair is also under control.
She’s afraid of hippos and snakes in that order.
She tells her kids that some shows on Netflix are broken because they are so effing annoying she cannot watch them.
She cannot dance. Or read a map. Or wear high heels.
Sometimes she writes books.
Red Vines are better than Twizzlers.
Pie is better than cake.
Swedish fish and Haribo are superior to all gummies.
Figs and tangerines are underrated.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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