I'm giving away three signed copies of Polar Day over on Goodreads. Just click on the widget below to enter to win! The giveaway runs until February 10, 2015 and is open to residents of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Good luck!
I'm really excited to announce the release of my first self-published work, The Turnagain Arm. It's a novella that is a prequel to Polar Night and to its sequel Polar Day, which will be published by my publisher Ink Smith in February, 2015.
Polar Night's Aleksei Nechayev leaves war-torn Russia in 1917 and makes his way to Alaska. Settling in at a railroad camp, he comes up against an adversary who seems to know the truth about the newly turned vampire's identity. An adversary who soon gives Aleksei much more than he bargained for at The Turnagain Arm.
Buy The Turnagain Arm for 99 cents on Amazon Kindle!
I'll be appearing at the Delhi Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County tomorrow, June 24, at 7 pm. I'll be discussing my book The Ghosts of Aquinnah as well as my family history on the island of Martha's Vineyard and the Vineyard connection to the early years of Delhi Township. The library will be providing signed copies of The Ghosts of Aquinnah as door prizes. Hope to see you there!
My books and I will be appearing at several events this year, starting this weekend at the Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus, Ohio. I hope to add more to this list as the year goes on! :)
Saturday, May 10
Ohioana Book Festival
Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, May 24
Tuesday, June 24
Presentation on The Ghosts of Aquinnah and Martha's Vineyard
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Library, Delhi Branch
My article "A Midwesterner's Love Letter to Martha's Vineyard" is published in the Spring, 2014 issue of Cape Women Online. While the article is about my novel The Ghosts of Aquinnah, it is also a personal piece about writing, life, loss, and my family history on the island of Martha's Vineyard. To read the article, visit the CWO site here.
I'm one of the sponsor of this year's Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt at Night Owl Reviews. To play along and enter to win lots of great prizes, go on the hunt to fill in the missing words from participating book's blurbs. You can enter to win loads of author created gift baskets, including an ebook bundle from my publisher Ink Smith Publishing. You can win ecopies of my books Polar Night and The Ghosts of Aquinnah as well as the rest of the Ink Smith 2013 catalog. Visit the Night Owl site here to join the fun between now and May 15.
I'm also participating in the A to Z in April Challenge at my writing blog and presenting an A to Z of Martha's Vineyard. All this month I'll be sharing information about the Vineyard, which is the setting of The Ghosts of Aquinnah. In addition, my writing group Untethered Realms is presenting an A to Z of fantastical creatures throughout the month. Visit me here to learn more about Martha's Vineyard and head over to the Untethered Realms blog here to follow along with our creatures. Check out the A to Z blog here to see all of this year's participants.
I will be attending this event on Tuesday, March 25 along and will be bringing my novels Polar Night and The Ghosts of Aquinnah along with me! If you're in the Cincinnati area please consider stopping by. The BLOC Coffee Company is located at 3101 Price Avenue in the Price Hill Incline District.
Five Star Reviews for The Ghosts of Aquinnah:
5 of 5 stars: "I know a book is great when I keep thinking about it long after I've put it down. That was the case with Julie Flanders' second novel, Ghosts of Aquinnah." ~ Lisa Regan, author of Finding Claire Fletcher and Aberration.
5 of 5 stars: "This novel has many components that I love: history, a ghost, a love story, mystery, and character development. Flanders ties them all together seamlessly." ~ T.B. Markinson, author of Marionette and A Woman Lost
5 of 5 stars: "Flanders creates layered and realistic characters. I found myself mesmerized and saddened by their tragedies and triumphs. This is definitely a book I would read again." ~ Susan Oloier, author of Haunted, Outcast, and My Life as a Misfit
5 of 5 stars: "A deftly and delicately woven ghost story, this novel gripped me from the start. A brilliant read, and highly recommended" ~ Annalisa Crawford, author of That Sadie Thing and Cat and The Dreamer
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Now available from Ink Smith Publishing ~ Cover design by Michael Di Gesu
Read The Ghosts of Aquinnah intro by Michael Di Gesu
WAVES OF EMOTION CRASH LIKE THUNDER AGAINST A SHORE THAT TRANSCENDS TIME …continued here.
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A brilliant flash of light transcends through time.
Another freezes a cloaked figure within a frame of salty mist as waves crash against a rocky shore. Her harrowing expression shadows the beacon to a pinprick.
By the next blaze, she is gone. Only the lighthouse remains.
Hannah’s eyes blink in step with each heartbeat. Images of her deceased parents and Martha’s Vineyard explode like firecrackers inside her mind.
She shakes her head.
For weeks this eerie woman dressed in nineteenth century garb has been haunting my webcam, but tonight she stared into my soul.
Who is she? ...
Casting aside months of research on historic lighthouses, Hannah drives to the coast and boards a ferry.
What is the strange connection she has to this mysterious woman suspended in time?
Hannah finds out.
But, it’s not at all what she expects ...
Hannah unravels a century old murder.
Praise for The Ghosts of Aquinnah
"Touching and tragic, The Ghosts of Aquinnah by Julie Flanders will stick with you," from Cherie Reich, author of The Nightmare Collection and The Gravity Trilogy
"Two stories from different times woven together with elegance and emotion," from Christine Rains, author of The Thirteenth Floor Complete Collection
"I know a book is great when I keep thinking about it long after I've put it down," from Lisa Regan, author of Finding Claire Fletcher and Aberration