Julie Compton

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on January 16, 2015



Julie Compton has it all: Brains, beauty, a law degree, and writing talent to spare. She lives in a house on the ocean with a husband who adores her. Plus two talented, accomplished daughters. Can we at least hope she can’t cook?

I first heard Julie Compton read from her work at a workshop given by Jamie Morris that we were both attending. Compton gets nervous when she reads, so her voice drops down to a raspy register like Bonnie Tyler’s singing Total Eclipse of the Heart – which made the excerpt she read all the more riveting.

Like a female John Grisham, Compton writes about the legal profession in a way that humanizes the lawyers, their clients, the judges, and juries, and takes a personal approach to their difficult jobs and the effect on their families. She owes me several hours of sleep, as I can never put her books down until I’ve turned the last page, and I’m still thinking about her characters days later.

Here is what Compton has to say about Sewing Holes:

With alternating doses of heartbreak and humor, Darlyn Finch Kuhn’s debut coming-of-age novel, Sewing Holes, is a Southern charmer.  Set in the 70s, the novel tells the tale of spunky Tupelo “Honey” Lee as she learns about love, loss, family, and compassion. Grab your coffee and find a comfortable chair, because Sewing Holes will suck you in and keep you reading to the last line.

~Julie Compton

Author of Tell No Lies, Keep No Secrets, and Rescuing Olivia

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