Granny may be retired as Fuchsia, Minnesota’s one-woman undercover sleuth for the Fuchsia Police Department, but that doesn’t mean she still doesn’t need a trusty weapon. Her weapon of choice? A pink snow shovel. When Granny runs over a dead body with her snowmobile, she unwittingly sets off a chain of events that involves mislabeled corpses, empty graves, and stolen money––lots of it! Who’s at the bottom of this years old crime? Granny has an idea, but she has little time to investigate, when in just days she’s scheduled to marry the love of her life, Franklin Gatsby, in a post-Christmas ceremony. So, Granny decides to enlist the help of her friends and neighbors. Add in Christmas holiday excitement and the arrival of Granny’s family, who are all there for her wedding, and mayhem ensues. Of course, Granny can always count on her many furry friends to provide her with moral support, but it’s quite possible that Granny––that is, Hermiony Vidalia Criony Fiddlestadt––has a secret or two of her own, which may very well be revealed as GRANNY SNOWS A SNEAK.
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 (in addition to Granny Hooks a Crook and Granny Snows a Sneak, there is also Granny Skewers a Scoundrel) 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/julie.seedorf.author 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.