April 8, 2012

Lucky Me, I grew up in Sioux City, Iowa-- Kathleen Rowland

As you can see from the relief map of Iowa, Sioux City is nestled in the Loess Hills at the shores of the Missouri River.  In winter we cross-country-skied those hills, but nothing is more beautiful than fall colors on the Mo.  My storytelling family inspired me toward dark sagas, and I write contemporary gothic romantic suspense.  A year before writing Deeds of Deceit, a novella recently published by Eternal Press, I researched today’s cults.  Set in a beautiful mountain-lake region, something awful happens in this bucolic place as it did ten years earlier.  This murder mystery will be followed by a sequel, Deeds of Malice, in my Welcome to the Lake series.  Be warned, it’s strong stuff as are the love scenes.
Thank you, Annette Snyder, for inviting me here!
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  1. I remember singing a song when I was a kid "Sioux City Sue" :)
    Your mysteries sound intriguing.

  2. Thanks for the post. I have visited Iowa but only for a short period of time.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  3. When I lived in Omaha, Nebraska for a year, I had a friend who lived in Iowa and we did some traveling around the midwest. I've been to Sioux City, Iowa and it is a lovely place.
    How exciting, a murder mystery. I really admire mystery writers. Getting all the clues out there and adding up to the eventual solving of the crime--whew, takes some intensive plotting. I wish you every success, Kathleen.

  4. Heidi, we sang Sioux City Sue all the time!
    Debbie, glad you visited Iowa.
    Sarah, I'm glad you agree Sioux City is a lovely place. Thank you for your warm wishes on mystery plotting!


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