Acclaimed poet Julie Maloney will speak about her debut novel A Matter of Chance, which examines a mother’s love, grief and guilt. Maloney is a former dancer and choreographer and founder/director of Women Reading Aloud, a non-profit international organization dedicated to the support of women writers. While writing A Matter of Chance, Maloney drew on methods from the sold out international writing retreats she has hosted for the past 15 years with Women Reading Aloud.
About the book: New York single mother Maddy Stewart, an editor at Hot Style magazine, spends a vacation at the Jersey Shore with her lovely and precocious eight-year old daughter Vinni. When Vinni disappears one early morning during their trip, Maddy begins a desperate search – one that turns into a five year journey. Detective John D’Orfini sees more than a kidnapping in the plot-thickening twists of chance surrounding Vinni’s disappearance, but his warnings to stay away from the investigation do not deter Maddy, even when her search puts her in danger.
Copies of A Matter of Chance will be available for purchase and signing.
“Beautiful and sensitive…effortlessly readable.” – Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train