R.S. Rowland is an author in historical fiction with interests in the period beginning with the Great War through WW2. She likes to explore relationships between unusual characters and to place ordinary characters in unusual circumstances. Her stories include an eclectic mix of everything from spies and mediums, to opium dens, artists and socialites.
Her book, "Portrait of a Bitter Spy," is currently a semi-finalist for the 2018 Goethe Book Award for Historical Fiction and is available on Amazon.
Ms. Rowland holds an MA in geography from the University of Arkansas and a BA in the same from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Before retiring, she spent 38 years in information systems with various companies including Gannett, Rochester Telephone, Xerox, Costco, San Diego State University and the University of Arkansas. While developing applications for Xerox, she traveled extensively for nine years to South and Central America as well as England. She now lives in Venice, Florida with her husband and two crazy dogs where she also enjoys fighting mealy bug infestations, vacuuming sand from the floor mats of her Thunderbird, eating what she cooks and watching far too many 1940s movies. She is also firmly convinced that she was born in the wrong era.