University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Rebecca S Rowland

Lynne Cirillo

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.

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction (Seats 10)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Authors: Carole Fowkes, Dario Pohl, Mike Struck, Grant Winston, Rebecca Rowland, Gabriel Mabante, Juliet Bresler, Steven Hildreth, Wendy Landers, Dennis Medina

Portrait of a Bitter Spy
Fiction / Literature
May 2018
ISBN 9781719232456
484 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Josefa Bygel is a difficult young woman - obstinate, different. She always has been and now recently widowed, she has the opportunity to be very difficult by serving Germany during the Great War as a spy. More/less

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