Black-Eyed Susans (Heaberlin)

Author Bio
Birth—ca. 1960-61 (?)
Where—Decatur, Texas, USA
Education—N/A
Currently—lives in Dallas/Fort Worth area, Texas


Julia Heaberlin is the American author of three novels: Playing Dead (2012), Lie Still (2013), and Black-Eyed Susans (2015).

Heaberlin is also an award-winning journalist who has worked for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Detroit News and Dallas Morning News.

Before launching her career as an author, she was an assistant managing editor over features sections at large metropolitan newspapers. Many of those sections won national and state journalism awards. The Star-Telegram "Life & Arts" section was named as one of the Top 10 sections in the country during her tenure.

Heaberlin has edited real-life thriller stories that inform her writing, including a series on the perplexing and tragic murders of random girls and women buried in the desert in Mexico and another on the frightened women of domestic violence.

She lives with her husband and son in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where she is a free-lance writer and is at work on her fourth book. (Adapted from the author's website. Julia's personal version is HERE.)

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