Julie Kenner: Demons Are Forever

“What would happen if Buffy the Vampire Slayer got married, moved to the suburbs and became a stay-at-home mom? She’d be a lot like Kate Conner.” ~ Publishers Weekly

Gotta love my fellow Texan and sister in caffeine addiction, Julie Kenner, who says she "spent four years mainlining nonfat lattes" in order to write, practice law full time and take care of kid #1. Now powered by plenty of bestselling buzz (not to mention that second baby girl), Julie has finally quit the proverbial day job. She's writing full time, making the rounds on the Girlfriend Cyber Circuit this week with her latest in as series about a demon hunting mom, which strikes me as a combination rife with both symbolism and comic potential.

Here's the taste-tempting PR on Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom:
Kate Connor is the busiest – and most dangerous – mommy on the block! Having traded in her professional life for the rewarding (yet arguably less glamorous) duties of a stay-at-home mom, Kate – Wal-Mart shopper, loving wife – has recently rejoined the workforce. Reconciling her home obligations with the demanding needs of her job has proven tricky, however. Kate seems to have not one but two full-time jobs, and there’s no telling which takes more work: being a Level Four Demon Hunter or a Stay-At-Home Mom!

Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom is the third installment in the devilishly funny Demon series, which has become a favorite amongst young mothers — demon-loving or not. These days, Kate Conner has a lot on her plate. Her daughter has figured out what she’s been up to, and wants to grow up to be just like her mom. Kate also has a sneaking suspicion that her dead husband is using the forces of darkness to filch the body of another human being. And her living husband isn’t exactly acting like the man she married either.

Moreover, Kate’s acquired a precious but deadly item that every demon within commuting distance wants. With husband woes wrecking havoc on her emotions, and an ambitious teenage protégée at her heels, this stay-at-home mom is putting in a lot of overtime. A new take on the demons that moms fight everyday, from car-pools, to chaperoning, to growing pains, Demons Are Forever is a fun, fast, smart and entertaining adventure in mommy-lit.

Carpe Demon, the first book in Julie's series, is currently in development as a feature film with Warner Brothers and 1492 Pictures, and the second, California Demon, is a current RITA finalist.

Go, girlfriend, go!


I briefly spoke to Julie and her daughters at the big literacy signing. Congrats again, Julie, on being a RITA finalist!

I've had the honor of attending a couple of Julie's workshops, too, and really learned a lot from her about proposing commercial writing projects. Thanks!

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