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Julia Buckley is a Chicago-area writer. She has written three mystery series with Berkley Prime Crime, including the best-selling Writer's Apprentice Series, which Mystery Scene calls "engaging, enjoyable, and surprising," while Kirkus dubs it "pleasantly old-fashioned." The Library Journal called Buckley "a writer to watch."

Buckley is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Chicago Writers Association. She blogs about writing and mysteries at Mysterious Musings, where she has interviewed almost 200 other mystery writers about their work.

She teaches high school English and enjoys reading, playing Words With Friends, and spending time with her husband and two sons, along with their menagerie of animals.

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Julia Buckley Lizz, thank you for your feedback on Covered Dish. I really love Lilah, Jay and Mick and would love to keep writing their story. I don't have a fourth…moreLizz, thank you for your feedback on Covered Dish. I really love Lilah, Jay and Mick and would love to keep writing their story. I don't have a fourth book completed, but will let you know if I end up publishing anything new. You can sign up for newsletters on my website to be sure you're included in all new publication announcements.

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Julia Buckley I'm so sorry, Lizz--I only just saw this question!

I'm glad you like the Writer's Apprentice series. I enjoy writing it and just completed number four.…more
I'm so sorry, Lizz--I only just saw this question!

I'm glad you like the Writer's Apprentice series. I enjoy writing it and just completed number four.

The Covered Dish mystery series was not renewed by Berkley, so if I do write a fourth book I would have to find other avenues for publication. I'll try to keep readers updated on my website and on Facebook.

The good news is that I am currently in talks to start a new series with a similar tone to the Covered Dish books--more on that soon!(less)
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“I knew that writing was a layered process, and one had to find little joys as one went along. A finished novel was a culmination, but Camilla had once said, in a 1981 interview, that “the real joy is in going down the path, pen in hand, and meeting your story as it comes. You never know what adventures await you, and it’s the start of the journey that is the most thrilling. At the end, when the book is done, you all say good-bye. I far prefer the start: my characters as my friends, and a whole adventure awaiting us.”
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