The Wickeds are all a-twitter today as a member of our happy band hits a major milestone. Writing as Julianne Holmes, our own Julie Hennrikus is celebrating her novel debut with Just Killing Time. HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY, JULIE!!
Isn’t the cover great? Here’s the blurb.
Ruth Clagan may be an expert clockmaker, but she’s always had a tendency to lose track of time. And when trying to solve a murder, every minute counts…
Ruth’s beloved grandfather instilled in her a love of timepieces. Unfortunately after her grandmother died and he remarried, Ruth and Grandpa Thom became estranged. She’s wanted to reconnect after her recent divorce, but sadly they’ve run out of time. Her grandfather has been found dead after a break-in at his shop—and the police believe he was murdered.
Now Ruth has been named the heir to Grandpa Thom’s clock shop, the Cog & Sprocket, in the small Berkshire town of Orchard, Massachusetts. As soon as she moves into the small apartment above the shop and begins tackling the heaps of unfinished work, Ruth finds herself trying to stay on the good side of Grandpa’s bossy gray cat, Bezel, while avoiding the step-grandmother she never wanted. But as old secrets and grudges start to surface, Ruth will have to kick into high gear to solve the killer case before someone else winds up dead…
What say we, Wickeds?
Liz: Julie! I think I’ve been awaiting this as anxiously as you! So very happy for you, my friend. Congrats.
Edith: Julie may be the last of the Wickeds to get a book out, but she’s sure not the least. I also read an early copy and LOVED the story. Readers, run out and get your copy now. And if you’re in New England, come on out to the New England Mobile Book Fair (it’s not mobile, and it’s not a fair…) tonight (Oct 6) at 5:30 for Julie’s launch party!
Jessie: For those of you who may not know her personally, Julie is one of the world’s most generous cheerleaders. She goes above and beyond in supporting the people, organizations and causes she cares about and it is such a pleasure and a privilege to be able to do the same for her. Hip, hip, hooray Julianne Holmes! It couldn’t happen to someone more deserving.
Sherry: I’m bursting with excitement for Julie. As Jessie said Julie loves to help others. We met by chance in 2005 and that meeting has led to so many things — having Julie as a friend is at the top of the list. This book debut feels extra special to all of us. Just Killing Time is a great book and you will fall in love with Ruth and her clock shop.
Julie: Friends, I would not be on this path without you. And it sure wouldn’t be nearly this much fun. Love you all, and thank you!!