Book signings and events

  • On Saturday 8th December from 11 am – 1  pm, I will be doing a special Christmas Signing Event at Harbour Books, 21 Harbour Street, Whitstable CT5  1AQ (Tel 01227 264011), chatting to readers and signing any books with personal messages for friends or family for Christmas gifts. Murder-on-Sea is actually set at Christmas and so makes a great present. All books are £8.99 per copy and I will bring along cards to go in books that are purchased – as well as mince pies for readers who want to get into the Christmas spirit. All welcome.
  • On Thursday 15th November at 6.30 pm, I will be interviewing best selling author, Margaret Pemberton, at Harbour Books, Whitstable. Tickets cost £3 and includes Prosecco. Call  01227 264011 to reserve a place.
  • On Friday 9th November at 2 pm I will be giving an author talk for the WI at Swalecliffe and Chestfield.
  • On Thursday 8th November at 10.30 am I will be giving an author  talk for the Ladies Probus Club at The Kent and Canterbury Club Old Dover Road  Canterbury.
  • On Wednesday 7th November at 7 pm, I will be doing a book club talk for the ladies at Longfield Court, Swalecliffe.
  • On Tuesday 6th November I will be joining award winning crime novelist (and real-life police detective) Lisa Cutts for a Murder Most Female author talk at Ashford Library. Tickets are £3.50 and can be obtained by emailing: ashfordlibrary@kent.gov.uk or phoning:  03000 41 31 31  All welcome.
  • On Friday 26th October at 11 am I will be taking part in a draw to select the winning name for a competition run by CommunityAd Magazine. You can enter before then by going to the CommunityAd Facebook page on this link: click HERE and simply writing “Pick Me” in the comments section. Good luck!
  • On Thursday 25th October from 2 – 4 pm, I will be giving an author talk for the Hempstead Leisure Club in Gillingham Kent.
  • On October 11th 2018 at 6.30 pm at Harbour Books in Whitstable, I will be interviewing my friend and fellow Little, Brown author, John McGhie, about his novel White Highlands, which has been shortlisted for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award. Tickets are £3 and include Prosecco, and are available from Harbour Books. Tel: 01227 264011 or email harbourbooks@btconnnect.com for more information.
  • On Saturday 6th October 2018, from 11 am – mid-day, I will be taking part in a panel discussion with Hugh Fraser, the crime author and actor who plays Captain Hastings to David Suchet’s Poirot – and the producer and author, Jane Lythell – at Murderous Medway – a special Crime Writing Day of events. Part of the Rochester Literary Festival. Click on this link for more info and tickets:
  • On Thursday 4th October 2018, as part of WhitLit Food Festival, the Whitstable restaurant, Samphire, (Winner of Best Bistro Award) will become, for one night only, The Whitstable Pearl restaurant of my books: “Offering a menu inspired by the books, and hosted by Julie, who will be reading short foodie extracts from her books before each course. A great fun evening full of great food, wine and fiction.””Clues to a crime are like ingredients for a meal, don’t you think? Put them together in the right way and the result can be very satisfying…” The Whitstable Pearl MysteryTickets £40 per head. Contact Samphire on: 01227 770075 to reserve your place. (4 High St Whitstable CT5 1BQ)
  • On September 27th 2018 at 8 pm, I will be one of 11 Kent authors participating in the Meet the Authors Party night and book-launch.event, part of the Broadstairs Literary Festival at The Pavilion, Harbour Street, Broadstairs. This is a Free event but please email broadstairslit@gmail.com to reserve your place. “BroadstairsLit’s Jane Wenham-Jones launches her latest novel – Mum in the Middle (Harper Impulse) – and shares the limelight with some of our most popular and successful local authors.”Full info here: https://broadstairslit.co.uk/events/
  • On September 11th at 6.30 pm I will be taking part in a talk at Waterstones, Rose Lane, Canterbury with fellow  crime author LIsa Cutts.  See this link for info and tickets – only £3:-https://www.waterstones.com/events/crime-night-julie-wassmer-and-lisa-cutts-in-conversation/canterbury-rose-lane
  • On August 23rd at 6 pm, I will be doing an author talk with my fellow crime writer, Lisa Cutts, (who is also a real-life police detective) in the Community Room at Canterbury Library in the Beaney in Canterbury High Street. Full details are on this link. It would be a good idea to email the library on canterburylibrary@kent.gov.uk, to let them know you would like to come along – in case of over subscription to the event. Or call 03000 41 3131. Canterbury Library Event Page
  • On July 28th, I will be doing an author signing event at the Whitstable Improvement Trust (WIT), Harbour Street, Whitstable from 11-4. Just come along on the day for a chat and with any books you might like signed. Or you can buy them on the day and I’ll sign them.
  • On July 26th, I will be giving an author talk, Murder Most Female, at Harbour Books in Whitstable, with fellow crime writer, Lisa Cutts, who is also a real-life detective. Tickets £3 from Harbour Books – includes a glass of Prosecco.
  • On July 25th, I will be giving an author talk for the Wednesday Club in Harbledown on The Importance of Location in Crime Novels.
  • On June 27th, I will be doing a writing workshop for students of the Folkestone Academy-  and Waffling on a Wednesday with radio presenter, Kay McLoughlin, on Academy FM Radio from 10.30 am.
  • On June 16th I will be doing a book signing event at Harbour Books from 11am-3pm and choosing the winners of a free competition – prizes as mentioned below.
  • From now until June 16th there is a free competition running at Harbour Books in Harbour Street, Whitstable by which you can win signed copies of my new book, Disappearance at Oare, and your name in my upcoming book, Murder Fest, out in 2019 – as well as tickets to a talk I’m doing with fellow crime author, Lisa Cutts next month. The competiton is a simple name draw, just go into the store and leave your  name. Simple.
  • On Saturday 9th June from 2pm – 4pm, there will be a launch event for my new book, Disappearance at Oare, hosted by the Faversham Literary Festival at the Guildhall, Faversham. (Entry by ticket only, available by contacting me on this website. VERY few tickets left now at 5th June 2018 so do please hurry if you’d like to come.)
  • On 29th May I will be doing a 20 minute interview with Kate Recordon at BBC Radio Kent. It can be found on BBC IPlayer for up to 28 days after. You can hear it 2 hours 25 minutes into the programme.
  • On Thursday 15th May, I will be speaking to the Lynsted Book Club.
  • On Saturday 12th May from 11-4, I will be available for signing books for sale at the Whitstable Improvement Trust. WIT Shop. Harbour Street. Whitstable.
  • On Thursday 8th November 2018 from 10.30 am, I’ll be giving a talk for the Ladies Probus Club at the Kent & Canterbury Club, Old Dover Road.
  • On Thursday 8th March 2018, as part of the International Women’s Day Celebrations, I will be taking part in a panel discussion from 11.30am in a Broadstairs venue entitled Women Writing, with Maggie Harris, Elaine Everest and Sonia Overall. The event will be aimed at aspiring writers as well as readers. More details coming soon!
  • On Thursday 1st March I’ll be giving a talk for the Harbledown Women’s Register, Harbledown, Kent.
  • On Sunday 25th February I will be taking part in the new Faversham Literary Festival at the Assembly Rooms,  Faversham from 3.30 – 4.30pm. Tickets are now available on the following link:-https://event.bookitbee.com/14650/julie-wassmer-330-430pm
  • On Wednesday 7th February 2018 from 7.30 pm I’ll be giving a talk for Rough Common WI group.
  • On Tuesday 23rd January (2-4pm) I’ll be giving a talk for the U3A (Universtity of the 3rd Age) at Swalecliffe Village Hall, Kent.
  • On Saturday 16th December I will be signing books and meeting readers at a special Christmas event at Waterstones, 6- 8 Rose Lane Canterbury from noon. Remember, Murder-on-Sea is a Christmas book so makes a perfect Christmas gift. All welcome!
  • I’m absolutely thrilled to be be appearing at the Folkestone Book Festival on 23rd November 2017 at 3pm for a KILLER CRIME WRITING event with my fellow crime writers, Lisa Cutts and William Shaw.
  • Author Talk for the Women’s Institute in Broad Oak, Kent – Tuesday 19th September 7.30pm
  • London Book Club meeting – Friday 21st July