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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 Dee Rommel series: 9 DAYS, A Dee Rommel Mystery; release date was September 2022. She's currently working on 8 DAYS...

PAGE 130 AND THEN WHAT?

blogged by Jule Selbo It happens every time I get to this point in a book – and yet I’m still surprised and angry and frustrated and consider taking up the less stressful (maybe it’s not) job of wearing an … Continue reading

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WAIT FOR IT?

by Jule Selbo I’m reading John Grisham’s 2021 release The Judge’s List. Very soon – as I was reading – I got interested in how – in the first 100 pages, Grisham’s employed the “I can’t tell you now”, “I … Continue reading

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READ ONLY IF YOU LIKE BIC/FOK AND FOOD

by Jule Selbo Every writer knows this: if you have dedicated yourself to getting out a book once a year (or nine months or six months or at whatever pace works for you), you commit to BIC/FOK time. Butt in … Continue reading

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TAKING BREAKS AIN’T ALL BAD by Jule Selbo

  I had to take a break from working on the next book in my Dee Rommel series (8 DAYS) for a good week and a half last month to write a speech for a conference. The picture above (from … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK – WHAT WORKS FOR YOU?

by Jule Selbo The second book in my Dee Rommel Mystery Series, 9 DAYS, is out and it’s fun to get feedback from readers. Some of the reactions come in through the message feature on my website, some from family … Continue reading

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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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