Julie Hyzy is a New York Times bestselling and Anthony Award-winning author. Her novels include the standalone techno-thriller, VIRTUAL SABOTAGE (October 23, 2018; Calexia Press), the White House Chef mystery series, the Manor of Murder mystery series and the Alex St. James mystery series. A Chicago native and graduate of Loyola University, she lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband.
Julie Hyzy loves to write.
Except not about herself.
And definitely not in the third person.
Yet, here we are.
A committed introvert, Julie finds it difficult to talk about her own accomplishments. Even though she’s euphoric to be a New York Times bestseller and ecstatic that her books and short stories have won the Anthony, Barry, Phobos, and Derringer awards (the Anthony award twice!), she struggles to share news of her good fortune without feeling awkward.
Born and raised in the Little Village neighborhood on Chicago’s South side, Julie always knew she’d be a writer. Family and friends convinced her she’d starve as a freelancer (for many years, that prediction wasn’t wrong) so she studied business at Loyola University and went on to do some banking, investment, and business-y things. She married one of her college fraternity brothers, Curt, and they have three amazing and wonderful daughters, now grown. Julie has no trouble at all talking about how great her husband and kids are, btw.
Although known best for her White House Chef Mysteries and her Manor House Mystery series, Julie has always (even as a child) had a passion for exploring darker themes. She’s excited to be able to do just that in Virtual Sabotage, an “eerily plausible tale” (Publishers Weekly, August 13, 2018) with her brand new, fierce protagonist, Kenna Ward.
Julie thanks you for visiting her site (See, isn’t third person weird?) and hopes you’ll enjoy looking around. She’d love to hear from you.