Meet Julie Maloney, author of A Matter of Chance, on July 11th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
A Matter of Chance
Guilt, hope, and persistence propel New York fashion editor Maddy Stewart in her search for her daughter, abducted from the Jersey Shore—a quest that takes her through an unknown underworld in Brooklyn and eventually to Bavaria, Germany.
When eight-year-old Vinni Stewart disappears from a Jersey shore town, Maddy, her distraught single mother, begins a desperate search for her daughter. Maddy’s five-year journey leads her to a bakery in Brooklyn, where she stumbles upon something terrifying. Ultimately, her artist neighbor Evelyn reconnects Maddy to her passion for painting and guides her to a life transformed through art.
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. When the Russian Mafia warns her to stop sniffing into their business, Maddy must make a choice whether to save one child—even if it might jeopardize saving her own.
From Julie's website
JULIE MALONEY, the third of four daughters, was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. She has worked in the arts as a performer and educator her entire life and has performed professionally for several modern dance companies in New York City. Julie was the artistic director, choreographer and principal dancer of the Julie Maloney Dance Company for thirteen years. She is the founder/director of WOMEN READING ALOUD, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting women writers. Begun in 2003, WRA continues to attract writers throughout the world. Ms. Maloney is a trained workshop leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, initiated in Amherst, Massachusetts. She holds a BA in English from New Jersey City University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina in the USA where she was awarded a fellowship and honored as a Distinguished Alumna. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Awards where she worked as an Artist in the Schools.