Book 1: Julia the Secret Keeper
Everyone has a secret…and college junior Julia Fairfield knows them all. She is the only one her family and friends tell all their secrets to. She never expected the shocking secret her mother asks her to keep and she isn’t sure if she can keep it a secret for long. She soon learns that on a rollercoaster ride through a world of hilarious secrets, love can take you by surprise.
“A real treat for ‘chick lit’ lovers. The characters are fun, lively, and real.”
“I love Julia! What a great character. Her family is hysterical.”
“I enjoyed this book immensely.”
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Everyone still has a secret…and that means more secrets for Julia Fairfield.
Everyone continues to confide in her, and she’s sick of it. Just as she’s beginning her senior year of college, Julia’s two drama-filled sisters move in with her uninvited…and their secrets move in with them. Instead of a secret diary, Julia uses a private blog to record all the secrets she’s been told.
But are her secrets as safe as she thinks they are?
“Yay, it’s another fun and zany story about our favorite secret-keeper, Julia. Fun dialogue peppered throughout the story carries you along on a wave of laughter.”
“The fun, spunky, and downright quirky characters from Julia The Secret Keeper come alive again in this easy-going, hilarious sequel! You won’t be able to put the book down.”
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CIR: Tell us about Julia.
BROWN: Julia is an ambitious college student, itching to prove herself as a writer despite her less-than-supportive family. She doesn’t enjoy being the family “secret keeper” and hates that almost everyone she comes across wants to tell her anything and everything about themselves. The only friend who has no secrets is in the middle of a disastrous relationship with Julia’s best friend and roommate. She is focused on school and her future plans and isn’t looking for love, but it takes her by surprise.
CIR: What themes do you address?
BROWN: This book is about secrets! It’s a sweet love story, but it deals with other types of relationships: friends, sisters, parents and daughters. Julia’s relationship with her sisters and parents is complicated. They all keep secrets from each other and turn to Julia for support. The characters need to talk to someone but have secrets they don’t wish to reveal to the rest of the family. It’s a funny story with plenty of hilarious secrets and surprises.
CIR: What gave you the idea for Julia the Secret Keeper?
BROWN: I was raised in the South and I love writing about it. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008 and I wanted to write a story about a girl who suddenly had to learn how to live in a world without wheat. It’s the background in the story that gives Julia an extra challenge to navigate. She’s surrounded by it and by friends and family who are too busy tangling her up in their problems to understand what she’s going through. I’ve always found family dynamics very interesting and wanted to explore different kinds of relationships between men and women, sisters, and between parents and daughters.
Learn more about Franky A. Brown at www.frankybrown.com