Publication News!

I’m beyond excited to announce that the sequel to THE HANGED MAN’S NOOSE has been picked up by Barking Rain Press for publication in March 2018. If you’re wondering what that has to do with golf, here’s the first hint: the title is A HOLE IN ONE, and yes, the murder takes place on a golf course…more details closer to publication.

Those of you who know me personally (or have friended me on Facebook) know that I’m a passionate (if not particularly good) golfer. I wish I could say I was allowed to write off some of my golf games in the name of research, but alas, such was not the case. That said, I’ve played plenty of nasty par 3s that served as a template for the crime scene.

What happens now that the contract has been signed? That depends on the individual publisher. With Barking Rain, it means that I’ve had to break down the manuscript into 52 separate .rtf documents (one per chapter). The co-editors have been assigned (thank you Ti Locke and Anita Lock for taking this on) and our deadlines have been set for each stage of the editing process as we prepare for ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) by October 31st.

Stay tuned. The journey has just begun. FORE!



If you haven’t read THE HANGED MAN’S NOOSE, you can find it at all the usual suspects in trade paperback, Kindle, Kobo, and Nook. Read some of the reviews here. 



33 responses to “Publication News!

  1. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Jennifer. I’m quite excited!

  2. Exciting news, Judy! You have been working hard!

  3. Kristina Stanley

    I’m looking forward to it.

  4. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Great. Thanks Kristina. I’ll definitely keep you in the loop!

  5. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks so much Cynthia

  6. Congratulations, Judy! Wonderful news!

  7. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thank you Kristina

  8. Kristina Stanley

    Of course! I would be honored!

  9. Judy Penz Sheluk

    I’m hoping you’ll read the ARC and do a blurb for me 🙂

  10. Kristina Stanley

    Congrats Judy. I’ll be first on the list to read it!

  11. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Hi Jennifer, the ARCs will be ready by Oct. 31st. The book will be released March 8, 2018, just in time for my visit to Left Coast Crime, Reno! Already signed up.

  12. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks so much Catherine!

  13. Congratulations, Judy! That is exciting news. Do you know if it will be out this year or in 2018?

  14. Catherine Dilts


  15. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thank you Pam!

  16. Wonderful news! Congratulations!

  17. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Susan. Doing a happy dance.

  18. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Sheri. Yes, it has happened 🙂

  19. Well done, Judy!

  20. eightpawswriting

    Hooray! It has happened! Can’t wait to read A Hole in One! Is that the cover?
    Another awesome book on your list of accomplishments.

  21. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thank you Joanne!

  22. Congrats Judy! I’m looking forward to reading A Hole in One. 🙂

  23. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Arlene!

  24. That’s great! Wonderful news

  25. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thank you Victoria! I hope you’ll consider reviewing it again.

  26. Judy Penz Sheluk

    I’ll be there. We have to meet up Grace!

  27. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Debra! See you at Malice?

  28. Delighted for you! Congrats.

  29. Grace Topping

    Congratulations, Judy. That’s terrific news. Hope to see you at Malice.


    Awesome! So glad you’re receiving this well deserved validation!

  31. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thank you Susan!

  32. Congratulations, Judy!

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