Will she have to lose her child to save her child?
The day she tells her boyfriend she’s pregnant, is the same day he tells her he’s been accused of molestation. His trial is set to begin the following day.
She needs answers…
To get them, she tricks her boyfriend into signing a release form, giving her full access to all of his legal documents. She uncovers the truth, he’s guilty.
To save her unborn child from this monster, she gets an abortion.
FIVE YEARS LATER and still rebuilding her life, Julie finds out her ex-boyfriend has just become the most wanted man in America, involved in human trafficking. When detectives ask for her help locating him, she gets drawn into a baffling mystery. What began as a seemingly simple search soon turns into a much darker reality.
Someone from her past is watching…
Bit by bit, the tapestry of her own secret childhood begins to unravel. What she learns about her past will haunt her forever: family isn’t always what it seems.
Can she help bring this predator to justice, or will she die trying?
1.Did or do you like to read comic books/grapic novels? Which ones?
This might sound strange but I really don’t like to read. I used to read a lot when I was a child. It was a great escape from my abusive, always stressful life. However, Stephen King says in order to be a good writer you have to read books. I’m working on trying to do more of that. Finding the time to read is often the hardest part.
- Whom did you inherit your love for books/reading from?
When I was a child I had an illness called Nephritis. It caused me to have frequent painful kidney infections. When I couldn’t do anything I would read. I loved to read Nancy Drew books the most. I don’t recall observing anyone else in my family reading books.
- When you need a murder victim or someone you can diagnose with a serious disease or someone who is involved in a fatal accident do you sometimes picture someone nasty you have met in real life and think ‘got you’ LOL?
I love this question. I have said before that I could just kill off anyone who was ever cruel to me in one of my books.
- How do you come up with the names for your characters?
Usually comes from people I already know.
- Do write other things beside books (and shoppinglists )?
I text with my daughter a lot if that counts!
- If your movie or series would be made from your books, would you be happy with the ‘based on’ version or would you rather like they showed it exactly the way you created it?
I prefer my first book be exactly the way I created it. Since its about my experience growing up with an abusive, narcissistic and mentally ill mother it would have to be produced as I wrote it since it’s my own story. There will never be another story like it (I hope). I explained how I managed to break the cycle of abuse for my daughter and the future of my family for generations to come. My second book can be the “based on” version since it shines a needed light on human trafficking and it should reflect all the horrors happening in our time.
- Who would you like/have liked to interview?
If I could I would love to talk to Sam Brannan.
Sam Brannan is my great great great (not sure how many greats) grandfather. He was the first millionaire in San Francisco. He sold equipment to the miners during the gold rush. I think he’s an interesting person because when he died he was penniless, selling pencils on the street corner. From what I heard … too much wine, women, gambling and poor investments ruined old Sam. He also got kicked out of the Mormon religion by one of the top guys, Brigham Young. If I could I would channel Sam and write a colorful book about him.
- Do you have certain people you contact while doing research to pick their brains? What are they specialized in?
I did a lot of research for Why She Lied. I also have a neighbor who works for a group of counselors who try to rehabilitate sex offenders. I also spoke to many police officers as well as detectives in the police department. I was sad the detective I investigated with had retired when I decided to write my book. I wasn’t able to locate him. He was the person I really wanted to talk to. I hope he’s enjoying his retirement, he deserves it!
- Is there someone you sometimes discuss a dilemma with?
Usually people in my family. It depends on what the issue is. However, most of the time it’s my poor husband who gets the job.
- What is more important to you : a rating in stars with no comments or a reviewer who explains what the comments they give are based on (without spoilers of course)
I would much more appreciate a reviewer who writes comments. Especially if they have an issue with the book. I take the reviews very seriously. I want to be as respectful as I can of my reader’s time and investment in my story. I had a few negative reviews with my first book “This Does Not Leave This House.” I decided to hire another editor to fix the issues. I read a few reviews that stated it was a bit repetitive and jumped around chronologically. Another reason it has to be perfect is because the message is so important. Sometimes it can be very hard to read reviews, but I look at it as a way to make my writing better.
Thank you, Julie Coons and R&R Book Tours.
About the Author
JULIE COONS lives in a small town in Oregon. THIS DOES NOT LEAVE THIS HOUSE was her debut memoir. Amy’s bookshelf reviews awarded it the #1 position for top 10 books of 2018. Her second book WHY SHE LIED is based on a true story. Her books are written to lead a movement toward positive change. She tells the stories of her life with honesty and strength.