A Matter of Chance
May 16, 7pm
Julie Maloney's A Matter of Chance is a masterful dramatic mystery that deals with facing a parent's worst nightmare--having a child go missing.
A Matter of Chance tells the story of an 8-year- old girl’s disappearance from a New Jersey shore town and her mother’s relentless search for her child, even in the face
of life-threatening danger. Research for Maloney’s novel took her to Germany where she visited the Kathe Kollwitz Museum, curator of the largest collection of work by this most revered artist - the muse for Maloney’s novel. She also had several interviews with a former undercover DEA agent from Brooklyn, New York, who answered questions on the topic of underworld crime.
“I loved doing the research for this novel,” Maloney says. “The more I learned, the more passionate I felt about telling this story.” While writing her book, Maloney drew on methods from the sold out international writing retreats she has hosted for the past 15 years with Women Reading Aloud. Her nonprofit organization supports and promotes women writers all over the world. A Matter of Chance is brimming with suspense and heart-stopping twists that will consume the minds of readers to the very last page.
JULIE MALONEY is the founder/director of Women Reading Aloud, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting women writers. She is a trained workshop leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists Method and holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a former dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the Julie Maloney Dance Company in New York City. Her book of poems, “Private Landscape,” was published by Arseya Press. Her poems have appeared in many journals, such as Tiferet, WomenKin, Paterson Literary Review and others. She is a frequent speaker on “Writing as a Life Tool.” As director of Women Reading Aloud, she leads writing workshops throughout the year. Maloney will return to the island of Alonnisos in September 2018 to lead her eighth international writer’s retreat in Greece. In 2017,
she led her second writer’s retreat in the south of France.
Julie Maloney, A Matter of Chance