Julie Carrick Dalton

Julie Carrick Dalton’s debut novel WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG was named to Most Anticipated 2021 book by CNN, Newsweek, USA Today, Parade, Buzzfeed, and others, and was an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Books of the Month. As a journalist, Julie has published more than a thousand articles in publications including The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Chicago Review of Books. She is the winner of the William Faulkner Literary Competition and a finalist for the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature. A Tin House, Bread Loaf, and Novel Incubator alum, Julie is a member of the Climate Fiction Writers League and is a frequent speaker on the topic of Fiction in the Age of Climate Crisis. Mom to four kids and two dogs, Julie also loves to kayak, ski, hike, and grow food.

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When a body is found in the woods near her childhood home, forestry worker Cadie Kessler and her estranged best friend must confront the murky details of a decade’s old secret as false accusations fly, temperatures rise, and a catastrophic wildfire threatens the forest Cadie loves.
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waiting for the night song