Fourth of July, 2020
Julie McAlpin Richmond
Book is set to debut in early 2022
"An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness."
- Margaret Atwood
"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship."
- Louisa May Alcott
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― William Faulkner
Information on Books
Where Have All Our Daughters Gone
Mitchell Bellison always had an agenda. As a college student at the University of Florida, he didn't let the fact he lived in a trailer deter him from getting what he wanted. Now, with intelligence and looks, he cunningly charms his way into the life--and arms--of unsuspecting Kate Canterfield. Mitchell plays his part to perfection, but it isn't long after their marriage that Kate begins to see his facade crumble and the abuse begins. Still, due to her upbringing, Kate feels obliged to do her best and fix what's wrong, no questions asked. With money and power as an attorney, Mitchell eventually decides he no longer needs Kate in his life and embarks upon a journey of self-satisfaction. Kate thinks it is enough she escaped an abusive marriage, but she can never totally break free of his control now that they share three daughters.
Where Have All Our Daughters Gone, a story of contrasts from love and compassion to narcissistic revenge and vengeance, is set against a backdrop of the wealth and privilege of Naples, Florida to the quiet charm of the Southern Low Country of South Carolina. Kate's is a story of compassion, resilience, and survival against the odds.
Green Grass & High Times
Born in Mississippi during the tumultuous Civil Rights era, four brothers navigate their way to Naples, Florida where they come-of-age. Landon, Hollis, Boyd, and Attie are known to all to be competitive and aggressive with each other, but they will always have their brothers' backs in times of trouble. From the home of 'Ole Miss and the cotton fields of Oxford to the sandy shores of Naples when it was still a sleepy town and outpost for drug runners, Green Grass & High Times will take you on a spellbinding journey. With its local color and nostalgic views that touch on the innocence of youth, the temptations of adolescence, and the trials of maturity, this is a novel of Southern fiction at its best,
You will be intrigued with a touch of mystery, dark humor and historical drama as each page opens to a new escapade in the lives of these four boys/men, and how the women in their lives continually mold, manipulate, and master them.
Bad Moon Rising
The character of Tess Collingsworth returns from the novel, Green Grass & High Times. Now, in 2018, she is doing her best to handle life on her own without Boyd or their daughter, and settles in a rambling antebellum house overlooking the river in Beaufort, South Carolina. When four of her friends, Tabatha, Deidre, Connie, and Leslie converge to allegedly help her with the loneliness, all mayhem breaks out in the sleepy, coastal town. The drastically different personalities clash as these women come to terms with middle-age, and the fact that desires and selfish impulses often drive many to places they would never normally tread.
Again, you will find recurring themes of the author, as she uses local color, dark humor, and other elements common to Southern Gothic literature to create her characters. Set to debut in early 2022.
You may find the books online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million, and other vendors
They may be ordered directly from the following links:
Autographed copies may be ordered for $19.95 + shipping from this website via the PayPal link below:
. Please email for any personal message to be included in book signing to: JulieMcAlpinRichmond@gmail.com
Get your book club together and settle in with a nice glass of wine to analyze, debate and understand the journeys of the characters in Julie's books
Book Club Discussion Guide for Where Have All Our Daughters Gone is available under the following link:
About the Author
Julie was born in Ohio, but has called Florida, South Carolina and, even short time in England, home. She has always been passionate about writing to express her thoughts and feelings, but also as a means to help others.
With three daughters, Julie now lives in the Low Country of South Carolina with her youngest one along with their menagerie of animals. When she's not cooking, gardening, reading novels, or watching romantic comedies, she is a history professor at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort.
Julie's books are contemporary Southern Fiction with underlying themes of how the past overshadows the present - Southern Gothic. She builds on this premise with themes of family relationships, religion, traditions, coming-of-age, alienation, addictions, physical and mental abuses, as well as dark humor.
She is presently working on her third novel, Bad Moon Rising, which she plans to release in early 2022.
Working Together to Make a Difference
While Where Have All Our Daughters Gone is fictional book, it is sadly based on the tragedies which have befallen many women and children. As such, a portion of the proceeds of this book (5 percent) will be given to the world-wide, non-profit foundation, Protective Mothers Revolution, whose mission is to help victims. The foundation, which is comprised of a staff of attorneys, educators, counselors and former victims of domestic and legal abuse, offers tools for navigating and surviving high-conflict child custody, PAS, civil rights violations and abuses on all levels. If you or your children are victims and need help, please contact them at:
protectivemothersrevolution.com (Non-profit registration number: KvK 70640777)
Speaking Engagements, Signings & Book Fairs
Events are in descending order with the latest dates at the bottom
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - McIntosh Books, Beaufort, SC 11 AM- 3 PM
Friday, September 28, 2018 - Meet the Author, Barnes & Noble Savannah, Oglethorpe Mall 7 - 9 PM
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Beaufort Shrimp Festival, McIntosh Books, Bay Street, 11 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - Book Signing at NeverMore Books, Beaufort, SC 1 - 3 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2018 - Historic Beaufort Foundation, 2018 Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens - McIntosh Books on Bay Street
11 - 3 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Bluffton Book Festival, Old Town Bluffton, Calhoun Street, 10 AM- 4 PM
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - Barnes & Noble Naples, FL 10 AM to 12 noon
Barnes & Noble Coconut Point Mall, Estero, FL 2 - 4 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Oldfield Country Club
Okatie, South Carolina
"Book & Dinner"
Saturday, October 10, 2019 - M. Judsons's Booksellers
Greenville, South Carolina
10 AM - 2 PM
"Fall for Greenville" Festival
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 @ 4PM Eastern
Northwest Liberty News - podcast
with host Jim White
Thursdays, September 17, 2020
Spaulding Farm Bookclub
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Conservative Book Reviews
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival
McIntosh Books on Bay Street
10 AM to Noon
Friends of the Beaufort Library Meet the Author Event
Julie McAlpin Richmond noon to 2 PM
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Pavillion
November, 19th to 21st
Savannah Christmas Made in the South Show
Savannah Convention Center
1 International Drive
An Evening with Novelist Julie McAlpin Richmond
at the Pat Conroy Literary Center - 6 PM
Beaufort, South Carolina
December, 3rd to 5th
Charleston Christmas Made in the South Show
The Exchange Park
9850 Highway U.S. 78
Please see the contact page to schedule your event.
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