Wednesday, October 14, 2015



With his dying breath, Bobby Lowell begs Ellison Russell, “Tell her I love her.”

Unable to refuse, Ellison struggles to find the girl the murdered boy loved. Too bad an epically bad blind date, a vindictive graffiti artist, and multiple trips to the emergency room keep getting in the way.

Worse, a killer has Ellison in his sights, her newly rebellious daughter is missing, and there’s yet another body in her hostas. Mother won’t be pleased.

Now Ellison must track down not one but two runaway teenagers, keep her promise to Bobby, and elude the killer — all before her next charity gala committee meeting.


Julie, what's your favorite thing about the writing process?
Having written.

How long is your to-be-read list?

I can’t see the end.

What books do you currently have published?

Two mysteries, The Deep End and Guaranteed to Bleed (look for Clouds in My Coffee late next spring) and a historical romantic-suspense, A Haunting Desire.

You have a day job . . . how do you find time to write?

I get up very early and write for a few hours before I go to work.

What scares you the most?

Snakes. I hate snakes. When I was a kid my father cut a copperhead in half with a hoe. The parts slithered their separate ways. Ever since then . . . *shudder*

What five things would you never want to live without?
Coffee, cream, wine, my family, and my books.

3D movies are . . . awful. They give me a headache.

If you had a swear jar, would it be full?
Nearly empty.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?


What's your relationship with your TV remote?
I don’t have one. I never see the remote. My husband and kids make sure of that.

What’s one of your favorite quotes?

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus and “What fresh hell is this?” ~Dorothy Parker

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to write?
Sex scenes.

Because I thought my father might read them.

Where is your favorite library, and what do you love about it?
The Kansas City Library. Have you seen the parking lot?

That's awesome! 
You can be any fictional character for one day. Who would you be? Harriet Vane.

What's your relationship with your cell phone?
It is close and personal.

How many hours of sleep do you get a night?

Never enough.

What is your favorite movie?

Do you sweat the small stuff?

Nope. Never.

How long is your to-do list?
It’s longer than my TBR list.

What are you working on now?
Clouds in My Coffee, book three of the Country Club Murders.

Lightning round:
Cake or frosting? Cake
Laptop or desktop? Laptop
Chevy Chase or Bill Murray? Bill Murray
Emailing or texting? Email
Indoors or outdoors? Indoors
Tea: sweet or unsweet? unsweet
Plane, train, or automobile? Automobile


Julie Mulhern is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym, and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean – and she's got an active imagination. Truth is – she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog, and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.

Her first romance was a finalist in the 2014 Golden Heart® contest. That book, A Haunting Desire, released in July, 2015.

Julie also writes the Country Club Murders. The Deep End released in February. Book two, Guaranteed to Bleed, is on sale now.

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