Julie Frayn

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Julie Frayn is a multi-award-winning Canadian author of novels and short stories that pack a punch. And a few stabs. She is fluent in three languages — English, sarcasm, and profanity. Although she didn’t invent swearing, Julie wields it like the visionary vulgarian who threw the first f#(k out into a crowd. She writes psychological suspense filled with a lot death, a bit of sex, and sprinkled with the F-word (sometimes… not so sprinkled).

Julie’s favourite pastime is murder night (translation: watching crime drama and drinking beer with her daughter). Her least favourite pastime is writing author bios (translation: author bios — yuck). Long live the Oxford comma!

You can also meet Julie on her website

 

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Pocketful of Bones

Senselessness often isn’t. It’s a truth this book explores beautifully, along with the intense ambiguities of familial ties and the etiology of obsession.” Terri Echols, AVP

Pocketful of Bones is a quiet story in the way Psycho and The Lottery are quiet. a satisfying read that both perplexes and horrifies in a Canadian sort of way…” Stephen Ramirez, AVP

“There aren’t many this good. The creepiest thing I’ve read in years. Honestly, it’s so incredibly vivid, somebody should check out this lady’s back yard.” Charles Deluca, AVP

Finnegan MacGillivray, red-haired, freckle-faced social pariah, finds solace in his mother’s garden, while she entertains “dates” in his home. When an accident takes the life of a friend, Finnegan buries the evidence amid the purple dead nettle and bougainvillea, and unearths a treasure trove of human remains. Did his house rest atop an ancient burial ground? Or was there a killer tucking him into bed at night?

His fascination with bones grows as fast as his obsession with his mother. She rejects his advances, and he escapes to the other side of the country. Years later, he returns to his childhood home, to the secrets and the guilt and the bones — and to fulfil his destiny.

 

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Goody One Shoe

“This is what heroes look like.” Stacey Roberts

“A uniquely told story of whimsy and darkness. I had a lot of laughs and a few nail-biting moments.” Michele Kimbrough

Eleven-year-old Billie Fullalove witnesses the murder of her parents at the hands of a gun-wielding thug. In the melee, Billie loses a leg. But her Batmanesque beginnings don’t turn her into a superhero. Yet. Billie survives her lonely childhood and settles into a solitary life, pursuing her dream of being an editor in a top publishing house. Unable to avenge her parent’s unsolved murder, she is accosted by news stories of bad guys going free thanks to an inept court system. She wields her red pen and edits the newspaper to fight evil forces, right wrongs, and bring justice to victims. When her edits come true, and criminals start dying, Billie must discover the vigilante’s identity before they act out more of her revenge fantasies.

 

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Mazie Baby

Winner of the 2015 Kindle Book Award for Horror/Suspense

Winner of the 2015 Indie Reader Discovery Award for Literary Fiction

Readers Favorite Bronze Medal Winner

Named Best of Indie 2014 by Suspense Magazine

Named to Indie Reader’s and ReadFree.ly’s Best of 2014 lists

“The authentic feeling of “Mazie Baby” cannot be faulted. Readers closing the novel will have the sense of having read something truly real and important for those of us lucky enough to have not been in this situation to hear.” Rabid Reader Reviews

“All through this book I cried, I laughed and I was angry.” Canadian Book Addict avp

Mazie loved it when he called her baby. Until it became a taunt. What’s the matter, baby? You gonna cry, baby?

Multiple award-winning tale of spousal abuse.

 

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It Isn’t Cheating if He’s Dead

“Shining  a light on mental illness…Frayn has produced another masterpiece.” Rabid Readers Reviews

Jemima Stone has waited four long years for Gerald, her missing fiancé, to come home. When he is found dead halfway across the country, the news is devastating.  Detective Finn Wight has been working Gerald’s case from the beginning. He refuses to drop it, even though it is out of his jurisdiction. He keeps Jemima apprised of all his findings, no matter how painful. Defending her ‘innocent’ clients fills Jemima’s days yet Finn Wight’s muscular frame and easy smile fills her fantasies.  Feeding homeless in a local park helps ease Jemima’s pain. When a new ‘resident’ arrives the others are wary. Though he refuses to talk, Jemima and the detective join forces to discover the man’s identity. They uncover the secret that sent him running from home, but there is so much that even he doesn’t know. Will the truth send him over the edge for good? Or can Jemima bring him back to reality and home before it is too late?

 

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Romeo is Homeless

“Heartrending…this story breaks your heart, but don’t some of the best ones?”O. Coleman 

Formerly titled “Suicide City”

Yearning for more than pig slop and hand-me-downs, August Bailey runs away from her farm home — and from her family. In the big city, she discovers that reality and fantasy don’t mix. When her money runs out, a seventeen-year-old street kid comes to her rescue. Reese has electric eyes, a gentleman’s heart—and a heroin addiction. For him, each day is a struggle to make the right choice. They fall for each other, and August wants to save him from his horrid existence. But the truth behind his pain might be more than she can bear. Could their love ruin her life?

33 Comments

  1. Jackie Weger says:

    Congratulations Julie Frayn! On winning B&P Readers’ Choice Award for your Chick Lit novel It isn’t Cheating If He’s Dead. You earned it! The book is tops!

    We are so happy to have you in eNovel authors at Work!

    All the best,
    Jackie Weger

  2. Donna Fasano says:

    Love your covers, Julie!

  3. Mary Smith says:

    Hi Julie, I think It Isn’t Cheating If he’s Dead is such a brilliant title – makes me want to find out what it’s all about.

  4. Jackie Weger says:

    Julie! I just have to say Congratulations again for EARNING the 2014 Readers’ Choice Award for It’s Not Cheating if He’s Dead. Mercy me! I love the book. What a great title. Yep! We are all jealous of how clever you are with titles. So glad you are with us in eNovel Authors at Work.

  5. Great storyline, Julie, in IT’S NOT CHEATING IF HE’S DEAD. You’ve got my curiosity up. (And it’s early this morning for my curiosity to be up. Way early.)

  6. Wow! Congratulations, Julie! Brilliant work and terrific stories!

    Cheers,
    Lorrie

  7. Hi Julie! Fab titles and engaging book blurbs. An irresitible combo. Added both to my TBR pile! Congratulations on your win of the 2014 Reader’s Choice Award!

  8. Wow, Julie…both of your books sound amazing! So glad that you’re part of our group.

  9. Pete Barber says:

    Hi Julie,

    As the newest member of eNovelAuthorsatWork, I just wanted to stop by and say hi! I look forward to working with you to spread the word about your stories.

    I remembered “Not cheating–” from the review on Big Al’s site. I thought the title was terrific.

    Pete

  10. MAZIE BABY sounds intense, Julie. May have to read this one with my eyes closed. What? Just kidding. I love reading about strong women. My youngest daughter, now 42, falls in that category.

    Sharon Pennington

    • Julie Frayn says:

      Thanks, Sharon! I can only hope it resonates. Was told that maybe I should sell it with tissues. So I plan to get some custom packs of them for a signing in Dallas this fall 🙂

  11. Jackie Weger says:

    Julie! Mazie Baby is on my TBR List. I can’t wait–it’s gonna be one of the first titles I download to my new Kindle Fire. (As soon as I figure out how to work the thing!)
    Congratulations! on another winner.

    JackieWeger

  12. Wow, Julie! Amazing cover on MAZIE BABY! Looking forward to reading it!

    • Julie Frayn says:

      Thanks, Lorrie. My sister (a photographer and artist) did that cover, with my daughter as model for Mazie. The blood is a lovely mixture of beet juice and cornstarch! A very personal cover to be sure.

  13. Bought it on my Nook, Julie. So glad it was available there as well as Amazon. Looking forward to reading it.

  14. Jenny Harper says:

    Great covers, intriguing stories, great titles. Welcome to this group, Julie, looking forward to working with you.

  15. KJD says:

    Hi Julie,

    Welcome from another newbie.

    Your book covers certainly don’t pull any punches. Not the normal romantic sixpack hunks. Excellent.

    Cheers
    Kerry.

    • Julie Frayn says:

      Thanks, Kerry! That’s because my books aren’t romance 🙂 I don’t like people on my covers, but I made an exception for Mazie Baby, because the model for Mazie is my own baby girl.

  16. JACKIE WEGER says:

    Wow Julie! A Pocketful of Bones is another stunner. You are an astonishing storyteller.

  17. Heather Caruso says:

    Hi Julie. I just finished…Pocketful of Bones. I could not put it down. So dark, so creepy but you just have to know what happens on every page. I am recommending it to all my friends.

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