Author: Julie

Hugh Holton Award!

Last month, the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter announced winners of its annual Hugh Holton Contest for unpublished crime fiction manuscripts, and…my work in progress, In the Shadows, won in the member division! The contest is open to unpublished

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New at Lawrence Magazine: Returning to Etzanoa

One tiny iron ball. Sometimes that’s all it takes to rewrite history. My newest Lawrence Magazine piece takes a look at the cool story of  how a local high school student’s turn with a metal detector led to the first physical

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A promise kept

Today would have been my mother-in-law’s birthday. A dozen years ago, Nona entered hospice with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. During the long days and nights that followed, she and I talked, often about her children and grandchildren and her hopes

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