For me, it is a privilege and an honour to have this opportunity to promote Gail Bowen, an author whose work and career I hold in high esteem, not only because she has been a role model to me all these years, but especially because she has been such a good friend and an ardent supporter of my careers as a sales rep and writer. I met Gail in 1990 when I was her Alberta/Saskatchewan sales rep for the first book in this series, Deadly Appearances, in which she inscribed: For Susan, … here’s where we came in. And I’m so pleased to still be reading, and promoting, Gail’s books as she publishes the 15th in this series!
What is your latest release and what genre is it?
12 Rose Street, the 15th novel in the Joanne Kilbourn Shreve Series
Quick description: Joanne’s husband, Zack, is running as a progressive candidate for mayor of Regina. Those opposing Zack have a great deal to lose and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to defeat him. When a man is murdered and Joanne is confronted with proof of a heartbreaking personal betrayal, she is forced to revisit her commitment to a decent, transparent campaign.
I taught English at First Nations University of Canada for thirty years. In addition to the Joanne Kilbourn Series, I’ve written the Charlie Dowhanuik Series, targeted at reluctant readers, and many occasional pieces for the Globe and Mail, CBC, and the National Post. Five of my plays have been produced in theatres across Canada; two have been presented on CBC radio.
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What are you working on now?
I’m working with my editor on the second draft of What’s Left Behind, the 16th Joanne Kilbourn Shreve mystery.
Gail’s reading recommendation:
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