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About jselbo

Jule Selbo's latest book, 10 DAYS, A Dee Rommel Mystery, the first in a mystery/crime series, received a starred review on Kirkus and just landed on Kirkus Top Five List of Crime/Mystery books from independent publishers. It's also a finalist in the best of Foreword Review and Maine Literary Award. She absconded from Hollywood (and her work there as a produced screenwriter)to Portland Maine to write novels. Other books include Find Me in Florence, Dreams of Discovery -The John Cabot Story and Breaking Barriers - Based on the Life of Laura Bassi. She's just completed the next book in the series: 9 DAYS, A Dee Rommel Mystery, it will be out late summer 2022. She's currently working on 8 DAYS...

CONFUSED BUT NOT CONCERNED

by Jule Selbo The title of the new book in my Dee Rommel Mystery Series is 9 DAYS. (It follows 10 DAYS, which came out last September.) The publishers set September 28, 2022 as the release date of 9 DAYS and that’s … Continue reading

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EDITOR – WHAT DOES YOURS DO?

by Jule Selbo  Serious question, sorry. Does everyone have a different experience? I had dinner with some writing friends the other night (at a place that didn’t put a serious dent in our bank accounts – yeah, hard to find … Continue reading

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POLLEN OR NO POLLEN – WE MUST GO ON

by Jule Selbo How do you write when the season is against you? When it has decided to perform its yearly duty: blow around some haploid male genetic material from one plant to the stigma of another, hoping to get … Continue reading

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ANYONE FEELING LIKE A TORTOISE?

Did anyone else want to resign from the human race during the stench-y live-streaming Depp v. Heard defamation trial?  Or because they couldn’t escape news on the over-spent, smug weddings of the why-are-they-famous people who profess to resent (but welcome) the … Continue reading

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CHARACTER HISTORY: I WONDER OVER A MARTINI AT A PUB

  King Eider’s Pub, Damariscotta: a dozen Dodge Cove oysters in front of us. Hundreds of large-scale, numbered-on-the-bottom beer mugs hang from the rafters (the manager tells us it’s a couple hundred dollars for a one-time buy of the mug, … Continue reading

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VICTIMS AND VILLAINS

AND  by Jule Selbo Just days into the initial thinking on the third book in my Dee Rommel series (this one will be 8 DAYS), I’m focusing on fleshing out my characters and preparing a rough outline. And I find … Continue reading

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DECONSTRUCTION – FRIEND OR FOE

DECONSTRUCTION – FRIEND OR FOE? Jule Selbo This post may be a bit all over the place because I’ve been inundated with students’ concerns lately – and spare rumination time keeps leading me to the news on the Ukraine crisis. But, … Continue reading

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A to Z… Unsolved Homicides

 Jule Selbo As I am sure many other crime/mystery writers did while being cooped up during Maine’s recent sleety-snowy-icy storm days, I clicked on the Unsolved Homicides on the Maine State Police website. There were 75 entries, one going all … Continue reading

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DEATH OF MARY BEAN (Not at the Bean Factory)

Jule Selbo, January 2022 The window next to my writing desk looks out over Back Cove and the B&M Bean Factory (at 1 Beanpot Circle in Portland). The rambling, multi-storied, old construction plant just looks like a fine place for … Continue reading

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