After years in Toronto, then a few years just outside New York City, Janet Bolin has moved to rural Ontario where she can work full time on her hobbies—reading writing, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and going on long walks with her dogs.
Her short stories have been published in literary journals including The New Quarterly and The Antigonish Review. Her humorous personal essays have been read aloud by Bill Richardson and Shelagh Rogers on nationally-broadcast CBC radio shows. Three of those essays were published in the anthology DEAR SAD GOAT, Douglas & McIntyre, 2002.
Janet writes the Threadville Mystery Series for Berkley Prime Crime (PenguinUSA). The first book, DIRE THREADS, hits store shelves June 7, 2011. The second and third books are scheduled for June 2012 and June 2013.
Threadville has everything—a fabric store, a yarn shop, a notions boutique, and a quilting shop. The newest shop in Threadville is Willow Vanderling’s embroidery shop, In Stitches. This is not your grandmother’s embroidery. This is embroidery created by software and computers and stitched by high-end sewing and embroidery machines. Willow will teach Threadville tourists how to do things like turn photographic images into thread art. She will sell (and play with) the newest sewing and embroidery machines. She will continue to love her new life in Threadville. She will . . .uh-oh, this wasn’t part her business plan. She will need to investigate murders. With help, sort of.
Willow has her hands full keeping the women who own the other Threadville shops out of mischief so she can find the real murderers. But she has to. Prison jumpsuits don’t allow for a lot of originality or creativity. Or machine embroidery.
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