Hours before the opening of her career counseling practice, Gilda Greco discovers the dead body of golden girl Carrie Ann Godfrey, neatly arranged in the dumpster outside her office. Gilda’s life and budding career are stalled as Detective Carlo Fantin, her former high school crush, conducts the investigation.
When three more dead blondes turn up all brutally strangled and deposited near Gilda’s favorite haunts, she is pegged as a prime suspect for the murders. Frustrated by Carlo’s chilly detective persona and the mean girl antics of Carrie Ann’s meddling relatives, Gilda decides to launch her own investigation. She discovers a gaggle of suspects, among them a yoga instructor in need of anger management training, a lecherous photographer, and fourteen ex-boyfriends.
As the puzzle pieces fall into place, shocking revelations emerge, forcing Gilda to confront the envy and deceit she has long overlooked
Anne, thanks for participating in the Countdown to the release of A Season for Killing Blondes.
When I tell people that I’ve based A Season for Killing Blondes in Sudbury, Ontario, I get polite stares or raised eyebrows. While many of them may have heard about the Big Nickel, they know very little else about my hometown.
Today, I’m providing ten interesting (and not so well-known) facts about Sudbury.
1.) The Big Nickel is a fireman’s dream come true. In 1963, Ted Szilva, a 28-year-old fireman, entered a contest asking for suggestions on how the City of Sudbury could celebrate the Canadian Centennial. Szilva suggested a major tourist attraction featuring a giant replica of a five-cent coin, an underground mine, and a mining science centre
3.) In 1968, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong used Sudbury as a testing ground for their walk on the moon.
4.) Sudbury has more than 300 lakes, making it an affordable and popular summer destination.
5.) Bell Park, a large municipal park on the western shore of Lake Ramsey, has an amphitheatre, two gazebos, a main beach, and a children’s play area. It is the site for Northern Lights Festival Boreal, Sudbury Dragon Boat Races, and Summerfest.
6.) Early smelting processes created high acidic soil conditions in which blueberry bushes thrive. Pollinated by black flies, blueberries are free for the picking from mid July into late August.
7.) Known primarily as the Nickel Capital of the World, Sudbury has also been called Slagtown. During the 1990s, my brother Augy wrote and performed the song “Slagtown.”
8.) When Prince Charles and Lady Diana visited Sudbury in 1991, they were so impressed by Science North they approved a visit by Prince William and Prince Harry. The day after the official visit, the young princes spent three hours at Science North, playing alongside the unsuspecting public.
10.) According to a 2015 Statistics Canada study, Sudbury has the happiest people in the country.
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In high school, Joanne dabbled in poetry, but it would be over three decades before she entertained the idea of writing as a career. She listened to her practical Italian side and earned degrees in mathematics and education. She experienced many fulfilling moments as she watched her students develop an appreciation (and sometimes, love) of mathematics. Later, she obtained a post-graduate diploma as a career development practitioner and put that skill set to use in the co-operative education classroom. She welcomed this opportunity to help her students experience personal growth and acquire career direction through their placements.
In 2008, she took advantage of early retirement and decided to launch a second career that would tap into her creative side and utilize her well-honed organizational skills. Slowly, a writing practice emerged. Her articles and book reviews were published in newspapers, magazines, and online. When she tried her hand at fiction, she made reinvention a recurring theme in her novels and short stories. A member of Sisters in Crime, Crime Writers of Canada, and Romance Writers of America, Joanne writes paranormal romance, cozy mysteries, and inspirational literature from her home base of Guelph, Ontario.
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