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.
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!
Thank you Edith! My Wicked Sistahs are the best!
Julie, what a great way to start a new year! Thanks for letting us all share in your happiness!
Thank you Jessie! My fellow Berkley girl, so blessed to have you lead me on this journey!
Congratulations Julie! I love hearing good news in the morning.
Thank you Dru! I am thrilled!
Sounds like a terrific series! Huge congratulations to you. Be sure Suspense magazine gets an ARC, and hopefully I’ll get to review it!
Thank you Susan! And will do!
Mega-congrats Julie! I’ll look forward to reading the series.
Wonderful news! Congratulations.
Wonderful! Welcome to the Prime Crime family! (And the wonderful world of deadlines.)
Thank you Sheila! You are an inspiration in so many ways. And I am thrilled to be in the Prime Crime family!
I’ll second that welcome to Prime Crime, Julie! Many, many congratulations to you.
Thank you Susannah!
Oh, Julie, this is wonderful news! Congratulations, and best wishes! I’m very happy for you and looking forward to reading your books.
Thank you so much!
SO Happy for you Miss Julie! Can’t wait to read it!
Thank you my friend! Can’t wait for you to read it!
Love the series title. Can’t wait to read. Congratulations!
Congratulations, Julie! I am so excited for you. Can’t wait to read this.
Thank you my friend!
Tears in my eyes. I know it will be brilliant! I’m so happy for you, Julie!
Thanks friend. Learning so much from all of you!
Woot! This is the best news ever. I can’t wait to read them. Yay!
Thank you Ellen!
Great to have your news go public, Julie — ride that energy! I can hardly wait to be able to Purchase Your Book — yay!!!
Thank you Beth!
Thank you Marcia!
Congratulations, Julie! Can’t wait to read it. That’s a great pseudonym.
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.
Thank you Claire!
So excited for you “Julianne” – practicing… THRILLED!! I feel like that guy on the Price is Right: COME ON DOWN!!
Thank you Hallie! I am just thrilled!
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