After months of fear & anticipation, The Rampant has finally arrived! I knew what I wanted to write from the beginning, but it took a few years of abandonment in a darkened electronic drawer, before I found it ready for completion. Writing for me is like that: fermenting, disassembling, pickling, buffing, and finally burial with a moldy wet sock.
I’m thrilled at how well it’s been received. It’s gotten lovely reviews from Publishers Weekly and the Book Smugglers. And the early reader reviews on Amazon and Goodreads include some really kind words.
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Beware the Sumerian Rapture! The Rampant is officially out in the world! And I’m thrilled. Queer girls trying to save humanity by kicking off the end of the world? What’s not to like?!
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What the heck do others have to say, you ask? Well…Okay then…
“This clever and surprisingly fun take on the rapture is the perfect theological horror story.” — Publishers Weekly
“Day perfectly balances dark and light in The Rampant, and offers up a fresh take on apocalyptic fiction that draws on ancient mythology and literature to create something that feels completely original … Read more Read more
Violin Etude for Girls with Careful Braids
Julie C. Day
A toothed headband held down the wisps of Bethany Carrel’s tightly braided hair. Disorder, Bethany knew, wasn’t for violin girls, especially ones who accompanied their mother to Sherri’s Beauty Salon.
“Lovely.” Bethany’s mother raised a hand to the nape of her neck and tested the tightness of her chignon. Sherri and Mrs. Carrel had a longstanding arrangement. Every four weeks Mrs. Carrel talked about “Rodger’s latest troubles” and how “it never gets any easier” while Sherri snipped, and sprayed and adjusted the angle of the chair.
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