I have to confess, being a writer doesn’t make writing about myself any easier. Ask me about my family or where I live, I could talk for hours. Ask me about Julia and Past Imperfect, well now, that I can do all day long.
I’m married to the most amazing guy I’ve ever met. No, seriously, I’m not biased here. He’s a philosopher, folklorist, and photographer. If you like the cover for Broken Promises, then you’re seeing one of his images. Actually, he’s right up there at the top of the website too. He’s the inspiration for the folklore Julia discovers about the various objects she finds along her journey. We live on the north shore of Minnesota, in the fabulous artist town of Grand Marais. It has all the best a small town can offer, plus an amazing shoreline.
I’ve always enjoyed mysteries. I remember devouring 2-minute and 5-minute mystery collections. When I started thinking about this series, I couldn’t think of a better place to have Julia live. She’s just an average woman trying to pick up the pieces of her tattered life while running the antique shop, Past Imperfect. She’s not perfect, she makes mistakes, but tries to do the right thing. Her closest friend is, King Henry, a large tabby cat with a partially missing ear. He comes and goes, but is always there for a good cuddle.
The Past Imperfect series isn’t your every day cozy. Much like life, the stories don’t travel in a straight line. Julia finds attraction, but things don’t work out the way we plan. She’s just a girl trying to make it in the world… she sounds a bit like the Mary Tyler Moore Show (now I’m showing my age 🙂 ).
I hope you have as much fun reading them as I do writing them.