A Wicked Happy New Year to Me

Since I wanted to share my good news with everyone at the same time, I am doing my first cross post on my two blogs, Wicked Cozy Authors and Live to Write/Write to Live. Here it goes:

I will be writing The Clock Shop Mystery Series for Berkley Prime Crime under the pseudonym Julianne Holmes. I am under contract for three books. The first one will be released in 2015, and is due this September.

To say that this is a dream come true is an understatement. And even though the release date is a long way away, I wanted to share this with all of you. On Live to Write/Write to Live, we all talk about our writing journeys, and this is an important part of the conversation. On Wicked Cozy Authors, my other five collaborators are all in different stages of their series being written, submitted, edited, released. I want to let everyone know I am on the same path, and so blessed to have these amazing women (and others) teach me as they learn.

So, day to day, how does this change my life? Right now, not a lot. I have a project with a deadline, which is new. But writing is part of my life, and I am thrilled at the opportunity of writing this cozy series. THRILLED. I will still have all the other parts of my life in full gear, so balance will be interesting. But then again, as writers, isn’t balance always interesting?

I am really looking forward to celebrating the release of the first book in 2015 with all of you. Until then, Julianne Holmes and I will be blogging, sharing, and enjoying the journey.

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About J.A. Hennrikus/Julianne Holmes

J.A. (Julie) Hennrikus writes the Clock Shop Mystery Series under the name Julianne Holmes. JUST KILLING TIME, the first in the series, was published in Oct 2015 and was nominated for a BEST FIRST NOVEL Agatha award. CLOCK AND DAGGER was released in August 2016. CHIME AND PUNISHMENT will be released in August 2017. Julie's Theater Cop series will debut in the fall of 2017. A CHRISTMAS PERIL is the first in this series about an ex-cop who runs a theater company. wears two hats. Her short stories have been published by Level Best Books: “Tag, You’re Dead” in THIN ICE, “Her Wish” in DEAD CALM, and “The Pendulum Swings, Until It Doesn’t” in BLOOD MOON. Julie is an arts administrator and arts advocate. She tweets her writing life as @JHAuthors, and her other life as @JulieHennrikus. She is an avid theater goer and a member of Red Sox nation. Her website is jahennrikus.com, and she blogs with WickedCozyAuthors.com and KillerCharacters.com.

39 thoughts on “A Wicked Happy New Year to Me

  1. Oh, such super happy news, Julie! I mean, Julianne. I love the pen name, and the Clock Shop concept, and the fact that you’re joining us on this crazy, delightful cozy series journey. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. YAY!

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  3. Fabulous new Julie/Julianne. The hard work pays off, especially when you’ve paid so much attention to those who have already made the trek and have good advice. I look forward to hearing your “it’s published” announcement next year.

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