Julie Dill


February 7, 2017
Amberjack Publishing
250 pages
5 x 7.5
eBook and Paperback, $9.99
ISBN: 9781944995058
Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes

Julie Dill

Author, Bluff



Judy McDonough | judy@prbythebook.com(512) 501-4399 ext. 710 | @jemmcd


Seventeen year-old Chelsea Knowles is your average teenager. But she’s harboring a secret that very few people know: she and her dad can’t pay the bills. Broken by his wife leaving, Chelsea’s father ignores his parenting responsibilities. Between cheer costs, grocery bills, electricity, and other financial burdens, Chelsea knows it’ll be up to her to keep the lights on.

She manages to sneak into a casino, and her first big poker win sparks the beginning of a downward spiral. Money stops being a problem, but a complicated web of lies begins to spin out of control, threatening to reveal her bluff.


  • Taking on family responsibilities as a teenager
  • The risky business of gambling and keeping secrets  
  • Dealing with complicated family situations


Julie Dill currently lives in Oklahoma City where she serves as an adjunct professor and loves helping students achieve success. She holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Oklahoma City University and continues to work on various writing projects. From hiking in Colorado, to playing poker in Vegas, she’s always up for a new challenge.

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