Three-book deals and awards top SinCNE’s good news

We will be sharing good news as we get it!

In this edition, news from Sherry Harris, Edith Maxwell, Arlene Kay, BA Shapiro and Kate Flora:

Redemption by Kate Flora won the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance 2013 Book Award for Crime Fiction Thursday night.

The Art Forger (B.A. Shapiro)  has won the 2013 Fiction Award from the New England Society and the Julia Ward Howe award for Fiction from the Boston Author’s Club as well as is a nominee for the Massachusetts Book Award.

Sherry Harris has signed a three-book deal with Kensington Press.

Arlene Kay also signed a three-book deal, with IMAJINN Press, for her new Swann series. It’s scheduled to spread its wings in early 2014

Edith Maxwell’s A Tine to Live, a Tine to Die was released this week.


About J.A. Hennrikus/Julianne Holmes

J.A. (Julie) Hennrikus wears two hats. With her arts administrator hat, she is the Executive Director of StageSource and teaches as adjunct faculty at Emerson College. Wearing her other hat, she is a mystery writer. Her short stories have been published by Level Best Books: “Tag, You’re Dead” in THIN ICE, “Her Wish” in DEAD CALM, and “The Pendulum Swings, Until It Doesn’t” in BLOOD MOON. She publishes the Clock Shop Mystery Series under the name Julianne Holmes. JUST KILLING TIME, the first in the series, was published in Oct 2015 and was nominated for a BEST FIRST NOVEL Agatha award. CLOCK AND DAGGER will be released in August 2016. She is a social media fan, and tweets under @JulieHennrikus. She is an avid theater goer and a member of Red Sox nation. Her website is, and she blogs with,, and Write to Live/Live to Write (
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2 Responses to Three-book deals and awards top SinCNE’s good news

  1. Nancy Gardner says:

    Big congratulations to all these wonderful sisters!

  2. Hurrah! Great to hear such good news. Sisters rock!

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