Wreathing Havoc–It’s Today!

by Julie, celebrating in Somerville

I am DELIGHTED that Wreathing Havoc is out in the world today!

I loved writing this book, the 4th in the Garden Squad series. I got to combine Thanksgiving, A Christmas Carol, dramatic theater people, long ago love affairs, wreaths, competition, mini-pies and poison in a tale that involves the entire Garden Squad. Here’s what the book blurb says:

There’s nothing like autumn in picturesque Goosebush, Massachusetts, but beneath the season’s sun-dappled foliage, Lilly Jayne and her Garden Squad must investigate a shadowy murder mystery after a theater owner’s sudden death sows as much drama behind the scenes as on any stage . . .


Lilly Jayne typically spends the harvest season baking festive pies and crafting colorful wreaths to enter in the library’s annual fundraising contest. But this year, autumn opens on a somber note when beloved local theater owner, Leon Tompkin, dies unexpectedly. His memorial sets the scene for a mini reunion of The Goosebush Players’ best and brightest alumni, including Hollywood star, Jeremy Nolan . . . until someone plucks Jeremy from the spotlight, permanently.


Now, as dedicated theater volunteer, Scooter McGee, falls under suspicion, Lilly and her Garden Squad must spring into action. They quickly discover a cornucopia of potential suspects in Jeremy’s murder. Was it an embittered ex . . . or a jilted lover? A rival thespian . . . or an overly ambitious artist? Lilly rakes through the piles of clues, but if she doesn’t uncover the real killer soon, more than autumn leaves will be dropping in Goosebush . . .

Wreathing havoc

I’m so looking forward to celebrating WREATHING’s book birthday with five other authors at 7:30pm EDT/4:30pm PDT on my Facebook page or via Zoom. Here’s the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82859608031

Any other theater fans out there? Do you remember the song, It’s Today? From Mame? I’m going to celebrating the release of Wreathing Havoc by singing that song all day. The book is out in mass market paperback, large print and audiobook versions. I can’t wait for you all to read it!

Here’s Christine Baranski singing It’s Today:

Thank you all for your support!

34 Thoughts

  1. Congratulations on the release of “Wreathing Havoc”!

    Can’t wait for the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. So many congratulations, Julie! I’m so excited to pick up my copy from Jabberwocky Books and dive back into Lily’s world. And what a great song – and performance of it.

  3. Happy book birthday, Julie! Super excited to see your new story out in the world!!!

  4. Julie, congratulations on the release of your new book!

    I wouldn’t call myself a fan of theater but in odd coincidence I actually have seen Mame. When I was younger (not sure exactly how young), friends of the family took me to see it. I don’t remember much about it at all but I do remember that I have seen that one.

  5. And, it is a really GRAND, five star book, too! Congrats on your book birthday and on the series itself. And, thank you for the Christine Baranski video to start my day.

  6. Congratulations, Julie! I am about halfway through the ARC that you sent me, and I’m enjoying it! I am taking your Guppie publishing bootcamp later in October and looking forward to it.

  7. Congratulations to all of you. I am just finishing up Digging up the Remains, then will start Wreathing Havoc. So exciting.

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