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Tribune columnist publishes book about undercover granny

Published 1:00pm Sunday, July 28, 2013

WELLS — A book written by Albert Lea Tribune columnist and Wells resident Julie Seedorf has been published and is now available to the public.

Julie Seedorf
Julie Seedorf

The book, “Granny Hooks a Crook,” is about a grandmother in the fictional Minnesota community of Fuschia — yes, the S is in the wrong place — who is an undercover cop with the job of preventing theft in local stores. She foils shoplifters with her spiked umbrella and nimble acting skills.

“When some startlingly brazen burglaries begin to occur that Granny can’t solve, along with mysteriously appearing bad guys, disappearing clerks and misplaced Corvettes, Granny begins to wonder if she isn’t ready for the wrinkle farm,” the synopsis states.

She accidentally falls in the lap of an attractive elderly gentleman, or was that on purpose? He gets roped into her wild adventures. Granny is not a typical senior citizen. She enjoys junk food, far too many pets and shocking bedtime attire.

“Granny Hooks a Crook” was published by Aurora, Ill.-based Cozy Cat Press as part of a series called Cozy Mysteries.

Seedorf, who owns a computer-repair business in Wells, praised the company for handling details and caring about its authors.

“I feel very lucky,” Seedorf said.

Julie Seedorf’s book is available for download from Kindle or in paperback on Amazon.
Julie Seedorf’s book is available for download from Kindle or in paperback on Amazon.

The book is available for download from Kindle for $2.99, and is available in paperback on Amazon for $13.46.

She plans to keep writing books set in Fuschia. Seedorf’s column, Something About Nothing, prints Mondays in the Albert Lea Tribune.