is an actress in Southern California. She
was born in California and graduated from UCLA. When not
writing or acting, she enjoys
painting and nature walks. Her paintings and sculptures
are collected worldwide. At one point, she performed
stand-up comedy, so her writing often reflects her love
of humor, even for serious subjects. She lives with her
cat Dezi, and among feral cats she has rescued.
She is the author of A BLUE MOON, an
urban fantasy, HORROR AT THE LAKE, a vampire trilogy and
A PALETTE FOR MURDER, a traditional cozy mystery.
Horror At The
Lake, A Vampire Tale (mystery trilogy), Permuted Press
A Palette For
Murder, A Lana Davis Mystery, Five Star Publishing, a
part of Gale/Cengage Learning 2015
Wouldn't it be great to get a critique
from a bunch of other writers? This is your chance!
We'll be doing critiques right in the
chatroom for this chat. Details on how to get in on the action will be
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I strongly suggest you
submit polished work. Most of our chatters are aiming for
publication. To get there, you have to be able to handle honest
critiques. I will not allow personal attacks, but problems in the
writing will be openly discussed.
If you are not in
attendance, your submission will be skipped. It's a waste of
everyone's time to critique something if the author isn't there to
essay, query letter...it doesn't matter. I recommend trying to get an entire scene
into 300 words. Full scenes get better crits.
Why only 300 words? More
than that will scroll off the screen too quickly. People need to be
able to read it, to give a good crit.
Julianne Holmeswrites the Clock Shop Mystery
Series for Berkley Prime Crime. What a thrill–a dream
come true. Just
Killing Time came
out in October 2015 and was an Agatha Best FirstNovel
nominee. The second book in the series, Clock
and Dagger will
be released in summer 2016, and Julie is working on book
3 now. She hopes readers enjoy meeting Ruth Clagan and
her adventures as much as she likes writing them.
she had to chose a name to write the Clock Shop
Mystery series under, it was a simple choice. She was
the first grandchild on her mother’s side of the family.
When her parents told her grandmother that they were
thinking about naming her Julianne Holmes Hennrikus, her
grandmother (a wonderful but formidable woman) told them
the name was too long. She became Julie Anne instead. So
Julianne Holmes is close to her heart, pays homage to
her wonderful parents, and can be shortened to Julie
Hennrikus, her short story, “Tag, You’re Dead” was
published in Level
“Her Wish” is in Dead
And “The Pendulum Swings, Until It Doesn’t” was
published in Blood
of many authors who had their publishing debut via Level
Best Books, and is forever grateful to the editors.
Hennrikus, she is the Executive Director of StageSource, a
service organization for theater artists and companies
in the greater Boston area. For her, theater is both her
vocation and her avocation. She also teaches arts
management classes at Emerson College.
C. Hope Clark is founder of FundsforWriters.com, a well-known writer's reference for grants, contests, markets, publishers and agents for the serious writer. The website and newsletters have existed for fourteen years, and been recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine in its 101 Best Websites for Writers for thirteen of those years. 42,000 writers receive her newsletters each week.
She's published in Writer's Digest, Writer's Market, Guide to Literary Agents (by Writer's Digest), The Writer Magazine, as well as multiple trades, glossy mags and numerous Chicken Soup books. She's interviewed often by both writing and business websites and speaks to writing conferences throughout the United States. Her book The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to Writing Success, continues to sell steadily.
She is also author of The Carolina Slade Mystery Series. Lowcountry Bribe is the first in the series published by Bell Bridge Books. The mysteries describe federally employed Carolina Slade's sleuthing abilities throughout rural, rarely seen South Carolina settings, facing crimes not found in your typical mystery. The second and third books in the series, Tidewater Murder and Palmetto Poison, are now available.
This year, she started a new series set on Edisto Beach. The first book is Murder On Edisto.