Tell Me No Lies
Five Star Expressions
January 2, 2006
Available in: Hardcover
Seattle artist Julie Foster looks forward to painting several murals in the small town of Cooperville, Washington. However, a secret from the past weighs on her conscience. Years ago, her Grandfather Ben was accused of embezzling from the Cooperville Bank, run by the powerful Linscott family. Although Ben's guilt was never proven, the Linscotts have never forgotten or forgiven. Millie Linscott is Chairperson of the Murals Committee and the person who hired Julie, but if she finds out who Julie really is she will surely fire her. To make matters worse, Julie must fight her attraction to Millie's grandson, Gregory. He doesn't approve of her murals or the money being spent on them. Despite the obstacles, Julie forges ahead. Her ultimate challenge comes with the discovery that what happened in the past is far more than she ever imagined.
I attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington where I received a BA in English and Education. Post graduate school led to a Master of Library Science Degree from the University of Washington. I put my education to work by embarking on a career first as a classroom teacher and later as a school librarian. It wasn't too long before I got the urge to write stories. I'd enjoyed making up stories as a child and had always been an avid reader. I started out writing for the confession market and after selling a few decided to attempt a novel. The result was Home for the Heart, a romantic suspense published in 1981. From 1979 to 1989 I operated the Edmonds Writing School where I taught classes in fiction and nonfiction writing, and a special class in romance writing. Teaching the latter led to the publication of How to Write and Sell Romance Novels. Other publications of mine include critical essays on writers, various articles on writing, and scripts for educational filmstrips and audio cassettes. I'm a member of both the Seattle, and Faith, Hope, and Love chapters of Romance Writers of America, and have been a conference speaker and workshop leader. A couple of years ago, I got another creative urge, this time, to draw and paint. Again, as a child I'd enjoyed those activities, but they had been put aside as I grew up. Now, I'm having great fun exploring drawing, watercolor, and pen and ink. My other spare time pursuits include collecting toys, games, and children's books, and anything to do with wire- haired fox terriers.