Julianne Holmes writes 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 nominated for an Agatha for Best First Novel. Clock and Dagger was released on August 2, 2016. Chime and Punishment will be released August 1, 2017.. I hope you enjoy meeting Ruth Clagan and following her adventures as much as I like writing them.
When I had to chose a name to write the Clock Shop Mystery series under, it was a simple choice. I was the first grandchild on my mother’s side of the family. When my parents told my grandmother that they were thinking about naming me Julianne Holmes Hennrikus, my grandmother (a wonderful but formidable woman) told them the name was too long. I became Julie Anne instead. So Julianne Holmes is close to my heart, pays homage to my wonderful parents, and can be shortened to Julie easily.
As J.A. Hennrikus, my short story, “Tag, You’re Dead” was published in Level Best Book’s anthology Thin Ice. “Her Wish” is in Dead Calm. And “The Pendulum Swings, Until It Doesn’t” was published in Blood Moon. I am one of many authors who had their publishing debut via Level Best Books, and am forever grateful to the editors.
J.A. Hennrikus will have her own series out in 2017. Midnight Ink will be releasing the first in my Theater Cop series, A Christmas Peril. The series feature Sully Sullivan, an ex-cop who runs a theater company. This book was a long time in the making, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it’s release. Theater is a great love of mine, and I know the world well.
As Julie Hennrikus, I am the Executive Director of StageSource, a service organization for theater artists and companies in the greater Boston area. For me, theater is both my vocation and my avocation. I also teach arts management classes at Emerson College.
I blog with the wonderful Wicked Cozy Authors blog. These woman are my friends, my blog mates, and my cheering squad. Come by and visit us!
I tweet under @JulieHennrikus, and am on Pinterest and Instagram, and have a page on Facebook. I also blog on Live to Write/Write to Live, and I blog on Killer Characters on the 20th of each month. My email is jhauthors @ gmail.com