Juliet Johnson is a mom of four and a writer living in Los Angeles. Born to a nurse and a television writer/director/producer, she spent her childhood on the back lot of Universal Studios hanging out with her brothers while her dad made TV shows such as The Incredible Hulk, The Bionic Woman, The 6 Million Dollar Man, and V. After graduating from NYU, she spent time both in Maryland working on horse farms, and in Los Angeles working on movies and television. She received a scholarship to study at the Padua Hills Playwriting Workshop in L.A., which taught her to think (and write) outside the box.
She spent two years as the dramaturge of the highly satirical Stone Soup Repertory in Annapolis, MD, where she produced two dozen comedic one-act plays (one of them produced in five states, including off-off Broadway in New York City). Her play Chicken was a finalist at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville Short Play Festival and her play Stand By Your Car won the 1999 Maryland Writer’s Association One-Act Play Award, and was nominated to Baltimore’s literary festival, ARTscape, the same year, as well as being a finalist in the Samuel French One-Act Play Festival in New York.
Her humorous motherhood book, Somebody’s Always Hungry, kicked off a SAH blog which has morphed into a proposed sequel, Being a Mom is No Time to Be Human.
Her short fiction and essays have been published in literary journals, magazines, and four anthologies. She has developed comedic projects and blogged for various websites and companies, written (but not yet published) a novel (Large), a book of short stories (Open Wider), and several screenplays.
She is currently working on the third of her motherhood trilogy, Momish, about a city mom who can’t stand her kids arguing and leaves to become Amish.
She lives with her husband, three of their four incredibly boisterous kids (one is off surfing in Mexico), a 98 year grandfather, two dogs, a horse and a handful of chickens.