Julia Quinn, the author of “Bridgerton,” said the offer to turn her best-selling romance series into a Netflix show came unexpectedly.”The way I understand it, Shonda ran out of books to read on vacation and somehow stumbled on one of mine,” Quinn said during a recent appearance on “Tamron Hall.””It’s crazy to think that my life is forever changed because Shonda didn’t bring enough reading material on vacation, but that’s honestly what happened,” Quinn added.

Source: ‘Bridgerton’ author explains why Shonda Rhimes adapted her books – Insider