She Writes Press News: Announcing Watchdogs, by Patricia Watts

In 1991, Julia Wilkes, a zealous young reporter, covered the murder of a teenage girl in Fairbanks, Alaska. Julia’s newspaper stories relentlessly linked the girl’s boyfriend, Josh Harrison, to the crime---up to the day that the basketball star shot himself in the head. For Julia, Josh’s suicide confirmed his guilt.

 

In 2011, Julia (Wilkes) Silver, a Seattle journalism professor and syndicated columnist, is back in Fairbanks on a sabbatical just in time to hear about a serial killer’s confession to the long-ago slaying. With Josh exonerated, Julia is haunted by whether her stories pushed him to end his life. Now a stalker is trying to end Julia’s life; suspects and motives abound. Julia’s enraged a pro-life group with a column, she’s drawn a jealous woman’s wrath, and she’s crossed paths with a demented homeless person---or perhaps someone from the past has come to collect vengeance for Josh’s death.

 

While Julia dodges danger, she pursues love and red-hot passion with businessman R.L., who carries his own guilt for Josh’s death. 

 

Julia faces her stalker in a fiery showdown and finds redemption for her past. She heads into a future with R. L. that promises heart-racing possibilities of a better kind.

Patricia Watts is a former reporter and editor with newspapers in Texas, Hawaii, and Alaska. She lives in Anchorage, where she is a human rights investigator. Her first novel, Ever Rose, the story of how a one hundred-year-old tale from Alaska’s gold rush changes the lives of a modern-day family, was published as an e-book on Amazon in March 2012.

Views: 169

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Compelling!

So exciting, Patricia!

RSS

OUR LEADERS

Latest Activity

Karen K. Hugg posted a blog post

How My Time as an Editor Gives Me Insight into a Literary Agent's Workday

Before I became an ornamental horticulturalist, I worked as an editor. These were good and not-so-good years in my life because though I worked with words, I wasn’t writing enough of my own. For awhile, I worked at a large internet retailer I won’t…See More
16 minutes ago
Jo Anne Valentine Simson commented on the blog post '11 Things You Need to Know When Writing a Memoir'
"Good advice for digging in. It's not so easy writing about one's own life."
42 minutes ago
Jo Anne Valentine Simson liked Lisa Lepki's blog post 11 Things You Need to Know When Writing a Memoir
42 minutes ago
Stacey Aaronson commented on the blog post '[SWP: Behind the Book] Learning to Love the Marketing'
"Thank you for sharing your hard-earned wisdom ... boiling down an entire book into a strategic book description is tough enough, but one sentence is particularly challenging indeed! A great exercise for all of us writers ... I'm going to embark…"
46 minutes ago

Members

Badge

Loading…

© 2016   Created by Kamy Wicoff.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service