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October 5, 2017

J.J. Hensley is a contributor to a collection of stories titled The Night of the Flood. https://t.co/HxlmLagMux

October 2, 2017
Bolt Action Remedy is released!
June 2017
Measure Twice is now available as an audiobook on iTunes and through Audible. Chalk’s Outline will be available in August.
May 2017
RESOLVE has been selected as one of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s summer reads!
March 10, 2017
BOLT ACTION REMEDY will be released by Down & Out Books on 10/2/17.
January 21, 2017
J.J. Hensley will be attending Bouchercon http://bouchercon2017.com/ in October 2017.
January 10, 2017
Hensley’s short story INK was published on ShotgunHoney.com. http://www.shotgunhoney.com/fiction/ink-by-j-j-hensley/
December 1, 2016
Down & Out Books has reached an agreement with Hensley for his novel Record Scratch.  Publication will be in 2018.
July 27,2016
J.J. Hensley has signed on with Down & Out Books for the publication of his fourth novel, Bolt Action Remedy.  The mystery set in central Pennsylvania is tentatively scheduled for release in late 2017.
June 7, 2016
This summer Hensley will be attending Thrillerfest in New York, NY.  He is scheduled to be on an author panel at 8AM the morning of the July 8th.
June 1, 2016
J.J. Hensley will once again be taking part in the #30Author summer event.  #30Authors is a collaboration in which a group of authors (yes… 30 of them) review some of their favorite books.  The reviews are posted by a collection of top book bloggers and the event is coordinated by The Book Wheel.
January 21, 2015
Chalk’s Outline available for pre-order.  Kindle version will be released on 2/6/16.  Live launch event set for 2/20/16 at Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Oakmont, PA.
September 30, 2015
Hensley’s third novel, Chalk’s Outline (Published by Bad Day Books, and imprint of Assent Publishing), is set for release in early 2016.  Another manuscript (working title Bolt Action Remedy) is represented by Jill Marsal of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
July 31, 2015
J.J. Hensley will once again be part of the #30Authors project.  #30Authors is a collaboration between authors and bloggers and is coordinated by The Book Wheel.
July 31, 2015
J.J. Hensley has agreed to be a contributing columnist for THE THRILL BEGINS, a publication distributed by the International Thriller Writers organization.
May 8th, 2015
J.J. Hensley will be on a panel called  “Knives, Forks, or Guns? How to Keep Your Weapons Interesting” at this year’s Thrillerfest in NYC. (July 7 – 11)
March 17, 2015
Cover reveal for the Legacy anthology: Cover Reveal: Legacy- An Anthology (plus excerpt).
J.J. Hensley’s story Four Days Forever will be included.
January 9, 2015
J.J. Hensley’s short story Four Days Forever will be part of the “Legacy” anthology published by Velvet Morning Press.  The proceeds of the anthology go to charity.  Publication is scheduled for April 2015.
November 18, 2014
RESOLVE has been nominated for Book of the Year by Authors on the Air!
October 10, 2014
The launch event for Measure Twice in Huntington, WV was a great success.  Multiple follow-up events are being held in sites throughout Pennsylvania through the month of October.  Check the event tab to see what’s coming up!
August 1, 2014
Great news!  It looks like Measure Twice will be released in the final week of September.  This thriller is a totally different storyline than Resolve, but I think you will enjoy the structure.  This is your chance to meet Detective Jackson Channing.  For those of you wondering if you will ever see Cyprus Keller (Resolve) again… there may be a clue to that particular mystery in this new book.
July 7, 2014
I’m off to the International Thriller Writers awards this coming weekend.  Looking forward to meeting so many talented writers.  It is an incredible honor to be among the other nominees in the various categories.
May 5, 2014
The wonderful and exciting Pittsburgh Marathon was held this weekend. Since Pittsburgh and the marathon serve as the setting for RESOLVE, the novel was kindly mentioned in some media circles. The most widely-read article was in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. If you get a moment, please check it out and pass it on to any lovers of mysteries and thrillers.
April 7, 2014
RESOLVE has been named as a finalist for the 2014 International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. You can view the entire list here: http://thrillerfest.com/about/thriller-awards/

Congratulations to all of the finalists!

March 29, 2014
I am very pleased to announce a two-book deal with Assent Publishing under their imprint, Bad Day Books. The first of the novels (currently titled Measure Twice) is tentatively scheduled for release in late 2014. Be a fan on Goodreads or follow on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates.
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