Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Guess what arrived here yesterday? Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) for DEAD RINGER, the novel I wrote with Michael A. Black. This one features his private investigator, Ron Shade, and my amateur sleuth/news researcher Alex St. James.

This was a surprise. I didn't expect them so soon -- but I'm absolutely delighted. The ARC is hefty - lots of pages for readers to get their money's worth ;-)

I really love this cover. And for those of you who know that Alex doesn't know how to use a gun ... well, let me just say that you may want to read this one ;-)

This installment in Alex's life is a bit less cozy than prior stories. So, be forewarned ;-)

The book debuts this fall. I'll pop back in here when I have the date.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Signing Saturday!

Just a quick update. I'll be doing a signing of State of the Onion at the Matteson Borders store, with Michael A. Black, this Saturday. Mike will be signing his Random Victim.

This Borders store is at Cicero Avenue and Route 30 (also known as Lincoln Highway).

We'll be there at 2:00 PM. It's always great to do a local signing. Hope to see some familiar faces there!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Hail to the Chef Cover!


I can't figure out how to get a picture of the cover to post here, so I'll just include the Amazon link:

Amazon.com: Hail to the Chef: Julie Hyzy: Books

I just found the cover art this morning. I love it. It's exactly right for the story.
Hope you enjoy this early peek, too.