Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Julia Keller, former chief book critic for The Chicago Tribune. writes both fiction and non-fiction. Her critically acclaimed mystery series begins with A Killing in the Hills and continues through seven additional novels. The Dark Intercept is a science fiction trilogy for young adults. Other books include Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It, a biography of the inventor of the Gatling Gun; and Back Home, a YA novel narrated by a young girl whose father returns from the Iraq War with a traumatic brain injury.
Julia's next book, which will be published by Grand Central in 2023, is Quitting; A Life Strategy / The Myth of Perseverance -- and How the New Science of Giving Up Can Set You Free. A screenplay that she co-wrote, Spider & Jessie, will be produced this summer. Like her mystery series, it is set in her home state of West Virginia and deals with the tragic toll of the opioid epidemic in small-town America.