Granny has a new addition to her arsenal of crime fighting weapons as Fuchsia, Minnesota’s most colorful detective. Now, along with her famous crook-hooking umbrella, she’s acquired a scoundrel-skewering knitting needle. And just in time! Residents of Fuchsia seem to be dropping dead like flies! First, it’s Granny’s neighbor Sally (who gives up the ghost in her weed-filled front yard), followed by Esmerelda Periwinkle (the squirrel lover on Main Street), and then, Mr. Nail, owner of the local hardware store (who is squashed when dozens of bags of fertilizer fall on top of him). Granny is baffled. Who is behind this murder spree? Granny enlists the help of her sort of boyfriend Franklin Gatsby, the town’s police chief Cornelius Stricknine (or “The Big Guy”), her reality-show loving neighbor Mavis, and her own son Thor. And, of course, the special assistance of her menagerie of pets––including Mr. Bleaty, the goat. Soon Granny is hot on the trail of this dastardly murderer. Unfortunately, when Granny herself is poisoned, everyone insists that she cool her crime solving ways and stay indoors and out of harm’s way. Of course, that’s never going to happen! Not when Granny knows all the secret passageways and tunnels that run underneath Fuchsia. Out she goes––and watch out, you evil doers! Granny will solve this mystery––you can bet your pink undies, she will!
Julie Seedorf believes that if you believe it, you can do it. Julie retired from her computer business in 2014 to journey into writing full time. Putting her creativity to work, she is the author of the fictional Fuchsia, Minnesota Mystery series. Her first book Granny Hooks A Crook weaves a story about a fictional town in Minnesota that doesn’t conform to the conventional rules and regulations of the communities that we live in today. Granny herself is unconventional and many say unbelievable. Perhaps she is only unbelievable because we have stereotypes of the way older people are supposed to age. Julie’s books in the Fuchsia, Minnesota series are meant to poke fun at those ideas.
Adding to her career as an author, Julie also writes freelance human interest stories for Minnesota area newspapers, the Albert Lea Tribune and the Courier Sentinel. She hopes to expand her freelance career in the future. Seven years ago Julie started her career as a columnist. Her column Something About Nothing can be found in the Albert Lea Tribune, the Courier Sentinel and online at her blog http://www.sprinklednotes.com.
Having lived in small communities all her life Julie knows the richness that a small community can have in bringing up a family. Julie raised her children in small communities and takes the time to make sure her grandchildren learn the importance of the saying, it takes a village to raise a child.
The experiences of grandchildren learning who a grandparent was when they were young, is the subject of the Granny’s In Trouble series that Julie writes with her grandchildren. The first book in the Granny’s in Trouble series, “Whatchamacallit? Thingamajig?” was published in 2012. The next book in the series will be out soon.
You can find Julie on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sprinklednotes, on her blog sprinklednotes, on twitter at @julieseedorf or on her website at julieseedorf.com. Her books are available on Amazon, Createspace, Barnes and Noble and other independent bookstores.