Friday, June 19, 2015

New book by former King resident

The younger of my two daughters, Auralee Wallace, has recently had her first 'cozy murder mystery' novel picked up by St. Martin's Press (MacMillen Publishing) of New York.   The book is entitled "Skinny Dipping With Murder" and will be published in early 2016.   A second book, in the same genre, is almost complete and will be published by St. Martin's, later in 2016.   The two hardcover books for St. Martin's follow two online 'urban fantasy' books published by Harlequin: the first, in 2014, was called 'Sidekick', a humorous superhero urban fantasy, and a sequel to that will be released in October of this year. Auralee grew up in King City, attended King City Secondary School, got her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph and her Master's degree in English Literature from York University.   She worked with me in the community newspaper industry for a few years before becoming a teacher at Seneca College, here in King.   She now resides with her husband and three children in a small village, just south of Ottawa.   When not writing best-sellers (hopefully), she is still playing soccer which she began as a child in King City.   Her two daughters and her son are following in their mother's soccer shoes.

Photo of Auralee Wallace
by Andrea Whittle

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