NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Julie Dill, an adjunct professor residing in Oklahoma City, will be releasing her first young adult novel featuring a young woman's fledgling gambling addiction through Amberjack Publishing on February 7th, 2017, titled "Bluff". Kirkus Reviews has called Bluff "A sly, insightful close-up of risk-taking's seductive, addictive appeal."
Julie will be signing copies of her book at Best of Books on February 7th, 2017 from 6–8 p.m.. On February 18th, from 2-4 p.m., Julie will be at Barnes & Noble in Norman, Oklahoma. She is available for interviews and book signings. Please contact Dayna Anderson to schedule an interview, or to request any additional information.
BOOK SUMMARY: Seventeen year-old Chelsea Knowles is your average teenager. But she's harboring a secret that very few people know: she and her dad can't pay the bills. Broken by his wife leaving, Chelsea's father ignores his parenting responsibilities. Between cheer costs, grocery bills, electricity, and other financial burdens, Chelsea knows it'll be up to her to keep the lights on. She manages to sneak into a casino, and her first big poker win sparks the beginning of downward spiral.
Money stops being a problem, but a complicated web of lies begins to spin out of control, threatening to reveal her bluff.
"Debut author Dill paints a visceral portrait of the way financial pressures take a toll on a family, particularly on teenagers who don't necessarily feel as though they can anything about it…" Publisher's Weekly Review
"The engaging style, fast pace, and unusual settings make this a solid choice to recommend to reluctant readers." - School Library Journal
"A sly, insightful close-up of risk-taking's seductive, addictive appeal." - Kirkus Reviews
"Julie Dill is a terrific writer and Bluff is a terrific novel – sharp, engaging, and deeply empathetic, with a main character who will make you want to go all in." - Lou Berney, USA Today bestselling author of The Long and Faraway Gone
"Bluff by Julie Dill was one hell of an original, realistic story. The prose was fast-paced, insightful and the protagonist had me on high alert from page one..." -Veracious Reads
AUTHOR BIO: Julie Dill lives in Oklahoma City where she received her Bachelor's of Science in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and taught in elementary schools for ten years. Currently, she serves as an adjunct professor and loves helping students achieve success. One of her greatest professional accomplishments is earning her National Board Certification.
Julie holds a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Oklahoma City University and continues to work on various writing projects. From hiking in Colorado, to playing poker in Vegas, she's always up for a new challenge. Julie is a busy mom of two teenage daughters, and any extra time that she may carve out is spent reading, writing, and rooting for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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