Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Resurrecting my long-neglected blog

Hello lovely blog-readers! You may not remember me. I'm Julie, the owner of this blog. I've neglected this space for so long that I'm afraid everyone has forgotten it exists.

My goal today is to ignore all the crazy busy-ness going on in the real world to bring you up to date with book news.

Coming June 2nd - MANHATTAN MAYHEM

Best-selling suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark invites you on a tour of Manhattan’s most iconic neighborhoods in this anthology of all-new stories from the Mystery Writers of America. From the Flatiron District (Lee Child) and Greenwich Village (Jeffery Deaver) to Little Italy (T. Jefferson Parker) and Chinatown (S.J. Rozan), you’ll encounter crimes, mysteries, and riddles large and small. Illustrated with iconic photography of New York City and packaged in a handsome hardcover,Manhattan Mayhem is a delightful read for armchair detectives and armchair travelers alike!

And... my short story, "White Rabbit," is included in this gorgeous volume. I'm so excited. Hope you get a chance to read this amazing collection (and it really is amazing. But then again, with all those illustrious authors, how could it not be?) Woo-hoo!! 


Also in June:

The fabulous Chicago Tribune sponsored literary fest will be held June 6th and 7th

I'm on a panel on Sunday, June 7th at 1:00 and will be signing books at the Mystery Writers of America tent immediately afterward, until 4:00. Hope to see you there!

And...summer's coming soon and you know what that means:
A new Manor House (Grace) Mystery!

GRACE CRIES UNCLE comes out July 7th

When Grace’s estranged sister Liza shows up on her doorstep, the timing couldn’t be worse. Grace’s beloved boss and benefactor, Bennett Marshfield, has finally gotten her to agree to a DNA test to establish if he is, in fact, her uncle. If so, Grace would move from being the trusted curator and manager of Marshfield Manor to Bennett’s heir. And her duplicitous sister would be right behind her in the line of inheritance.

Liza is not the only mysterious visitor to arrive in town. A man claiming to be an FBI agent has shown up, and a swarm of avaricious antique collectors have descended on Emberstowne for a prestigious convention. When Bennett reveals he’s in mind to acquire a secret antique and the FBI agent turns up dead, the plot thickens. And Grace can’t help but wonder if Liza is at the center of it all…

I'll have a WHOLE lot more news to share in the coming weeks (book signing party, Alex St. James news, Midwest Writers Workshop, and more). Tune in again soon!