I dreamed of being a published mystery author for years. In 2015 my dream came true, when I published Just Killing Time, the first in the three book Clock Shop Mystery series. The series is published by Berkley. When they asked me to pick an author name, I went with Julianne Holmes, a family name. I didn’t realize the connection to Sherlock Holmes, but it works! More information about that series here.
Though the three books in the Clock Shop series were the first books I published, there weren’t the first books I wrote. In 2017 the first book I wrote and tried to publish found a home with Midnight Ink, another wonderful publisher. Since theater and mysteries intersect in this series, and in my life, I decided to publish under my name, J.A. Hennrikus. Holding A Christmas Peril in my hands was a thrill, and I look forward to the publication of With A Kiss I Die in April of 2019. More information about that series here.
I’m thrilled that I will be joining the Kensington publishing community with my Garden Squad series debuts in February 2019. Pruning the Dead is available for pre-order! I’ve chosen the name Julia Henry for that series. Yes, another JH! That way all of my books will be in the same area of your local bookstore.
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