Bluff book cover, close up of a woman holding a hand of cards, black and white except for the jack


By Julie Dill

Release Date: 2/7/2017

ISBN: 9781944995058 | eBook ISBN: 9781944995065

Good gamblers know when to fold.

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 downward spiral.

Money stops being a problem, but a complicated web of lies begins to spin out of control, threatening to reveal her bluff.

A sly, insightful close-up of risk-taking’s seductive, addictive appeal.
— Kirkus Reviews

About Julie Dill

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.