Our very first featured author is New York Times bestseller Julie Garwood! The first featured author of Spa Week Daily’s new Book Club, Julie Garwood, has been writing New York Times best-selling novels since the 90’s. Our sizzling new book of the month, Hotshot is another one sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats. Fresh Fiction praises the new novel as “the best she has written in years…The writing is crisp and smart.” Born in Kansas City, MO of Irish heritage, story-telling has always been in Garwood’s blood. She is one of seven brothers and sisters, and is married with three children of her own as well. Garwood started writing when her youngest child entered school, and has been captivating audiences ever since. Julie Garwood is the author of over 24 best-sellers, and there are over thirty-six million copies of her books in print. She mainly writes historical and contemporary romance novels. Some of her best-sellers include Fire and Ice, Shadow Music, Murder List and Heartbreaker. She seamlessly blends romance, suspense and humor to create compelling page-turners. People magazine describes her as “a trusted brand name in romantic suspense.” Her main goal for her readers? “I want my readers to laugh and cry and fall in love. I want them to escape into another world for a little while and afterwards to feel as though they’ve been on a great adventure.” Spa Week Daily Book Club members will have the chance to ask Julie Garwood questions on Spa Week’s Facebook page In Real Time on August 28th, about Hotshot or anything else. Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor at Spa Week Daily.