Julie Smith
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Julie Smith

Visit Julie at http://www.booksbnimble.com

I first knew I wanted to be a writer at seven, knew it was mysteries I'd write at 12, was desperate to win the Edgar at 13, but became a journalist to...well...keep from starving till I had the courage to actually try it. I had a great time and learned more than ten colleges could have taught as a reporter for first the New Orleans Times-Picayune and later the San Francisco Chronicle. Finally, I wrote six or seven mysteries (I've lost count!) over a period of eight years, to absolutely no avail, and was about to give up when I made my first sale. DEATH TURNS A TRICK was my first published book, and the Rebecca Schwartz series was born. I later added a second San Francisco series, plus two in New Orleans, and guess what? My first New Orleans book, NEW ORLEANS MOURNING, won the Edgar for Best Novel.

So some dreams come true! Boy, it was hard, and it took forever, but mine actually did. I'm still pinching myself. After wanting something so much and finally getting it, who would have thought I'd turn to something else after twenty-one books? (That's right, twenty-one not counting a non-fiction one on writing itself. So, twenty-two, really.) My whole identity was writing. But along came ebooks! Suddenly a gigantic opportunity opened up. I realized I could be a publisher myself---I could help other people achieve their own dreams. I couldn't help it, I got the publishing bug. Bad.

In 2010, I founded www.booksBnimble.com, a digital publishing company that focused at first on video-enhanced ebooks, but now not so much enhanced as just great quality---and, as you might imagine, with an emphasis on mysteries. So far, we've published eight authors (including me). It's been a treat to learn to function in another whole world and it's been incredibly rewarding to be able to help other writers, to bring back people's backlists, and to discover new, exciting talent.

Check out some of our terrific authors--Patty Friedmann, Marika Christian, Tony Dunbar, Anneke Campbell, Whitney Stewart, and Lee Pryor. Coming soon: mystery authors Greg Herren, Liz Zelvin, Shelley Singer, and Mickey Friedman.

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Best Sellers

    • Louisiana Bigshot

    • Talba Wallis Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Julie Smith
    • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Talba's got the beauty, the brains, the computer savvy, the poetic soul, the youth, the right demographic, and the sass....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • for every season

    • By Angela on 05-16-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • New Orleans Noir

    • By: Julie Smith
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson, Vikas Adam, Kevin T. Collins, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    New Orleans is a third world country in itself, a Latin, African, European (and often amoral) culture trapped in a Puritan nation....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Diverse as the City

    • By Becky on 03-26-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Louisiana Hotshot

    • Talba Wallis #1
    • By: Julie Smith
    • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Confirmed grump Eddie Valentino placed the ad. Hotshot 20-something Talba Wallis knew exactly how to answer it. And thus was born the dynamic duo of New Orleans private detectives....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not at All What It Seems

    • By Megan P. on 12-31-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Death Turns a Trick

    • The Rebecca Schwartz Series, Book 1
    • By: Julie Smith
    • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Rebecca Schwartz is happily playing the piano in a whorehouse when she suddenly finds herself assigned to make sure a near-naked state senator escapes a police raid....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty Good

    • By Beatrice on 04-09-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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