JUNE BOOK Newsletter

My new Nellie Burns and Moonshine mystery, MOONSCAPE, launches on June 27 in Ketchum, Idaho, at the Community Library at 6:00 p.m.  This book takes place in Craters of the Moon in the 1920s. Please plan to join Gerry and me. My book will be available for signing. Once again, Gerry’s photo is on the cover!

Then we head west and north on our book tour.

First stop: Rediscovered Books in Boise on July 6 from 11:00 to 1:00 pm.

Next stop: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, in Seattle, on July 9, at 7:00 pm.

Next stop:  University Bookstore, in Seattle, on July 11, 6:00 pm

The book’s publication date is June 19, 2019. Order yours now from your local independent bookstore. Also available on Amazon and as an e-book!

Craters of the Moon plans a 50th Anniversary celebration—MOONFEST—on July 20, at the Monument and Preserve near Arco, Idaho. I will be a featured speaker at 9:30 a.m. Lots of events are planned, including a presentation by astronaut John Phillips and late night viewing of the moon.

Craters of the Moon Structures

North Idaho stops include the Coeur d’Alene Public Library on July 25 at 7:00 pm and the Staff Museum in Kellogg on July 27 from 5-7 pm. Be there or be square. (Boy, am I dating myself!)  Members of the high school classes of 1961, 1962 and 1963 are taking a boat tour the next day on the lake after a picnic in town. Contact Jerry Hollis or Ray Byrd if you want to join us!

We rest in August and then hope to branch out a little from Hailey to smaller towns and libraries! I am always eager to talk with book clubs, either in person or by Skype! Ask at your local bookstores for my books. MOONSCAPE is available next week!

Other grand news: Emily Ruskovich has just won for her novel IDAHO the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award and 100,000 Euros!  Great going for our Idaho writer!

As always, I like to include book recommendations:


* Professor Renoir’s Collection of Oddities, Curiosities and Delights by Randall Platt. Due out in July. Also recommend The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die and Incommunicado.

* The American Agent by Jaqueline Winspear (the next Maisie Dobbs book).

* The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman

* To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

* Washington Black by Esi  Edugyan


* Madame Fourcade’s Secret War by Lynne Olson

* Last Hope Island by Lynne Olson

* Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

Happy reading, everyone! I hope to see you in Ketchum, Seattle, Craters of the Moon, Coeur d’Alene or Kellogg! www.julieweston.com 

Reviews! (And please add yours to Goodreads and Amazon—even just a word or two!)

Library JournalMOONSCAPE by Julie Weston, book #3 in the Nellie Burns & Moonshine mystery series featuring the lovable labrador retriever named Moonshine.

LIBRARY JOURNAL recommends — “Set in a still untamed 1920s Idaho, this mystery should flourish in collections where the author’s other novels did well. Fans of Western or historical mysteries may also want to give this series a try.”

AVAILABLE in hardcover, eBook, and large print editions at your local library, bookstore, or online.

Enjoy the whole series!
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Roundup Magazine/Denise F. McAllister wrote:

In the third mystery about Nellie Burns and her dog, Moonshine, dead bodies are turning up, there’s a strange religious cult, craggy lava fields and ominous caves to navigate, and an ensemble of quirky characters. It’s the early 1920s, and Burns, a field photographer, is adventurous, a natural sleuth and not afraid of getting dirty, and speaks her mind. Julie Weston writes quick dialogue, keeps the drama moving at breakneck speed and leaves readers on the edge of their seats.


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