Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we welcome Julie Maloney featuring her new novel "A Matter of Chance" on May 30th at 6:30pm!
All are invited to attend to this FREE event!
ABOUT THE BOOK
When eight-year-old Vinni Stewart disappears from a Jersey shore town, Maddy, her distraught single mother, begins a desperate search for her daughter. Maddy’s five-year journey leads her to a bakery in Brooklyn, where she stumbles upon something terrifying. Ultimately, her artist neighbor Evelyn reconnects Maddy to her passion for painting and guides her to a life transformed through art. More than a kidnapping in the plot-thickening twists of chance surrounding Vinni’s disappearance, Detective John D’Orfini's warnings to stay away from the investigation do not deter Maddy, even when her search puts her in danger. When the Russian Mafia warns her to stop sniffing into their business, Maddy must make a choice whether to save one child―even if it might jeopardize saving her own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JULIE MALONEY is the founder/director of WOMEN READING ALOUD, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting women writers. She is a trained workshop leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists Method and holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a former dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the Julie Maloney Dance Company in New York City. Her book of poems, Private Landscape, was published by Arseya Press. Her poems have appeared in many journals, such as Tiferet, WomenKin, Paterson Literary Review and others. She is a frequent speaker on “Writing as a Life Tool.” As director of WRA, she leads writing workshops throughout the year. Julie will return to the island of Alonnisos in September, 2018 to lead her eighth international writer’s retreat in Greece. In 2017, she led her second writer’s retreat in the south of France. Her debut novel, A Matter of Chance, (She Writes Press) is available in April, 2018.