June Shaw writes mystery novels with a cajun flairPosted: November 4, 2011
The Gulf Coast Marketplace is proud to welcome one of Louisiana’s own, acclaimed author June Shaw, to our website. Like other Louisiana artists, June’s cajun heritage has significantly influenced her craft.
Here’s a bio from her website, www.juneshaw.com:
June Shaw lives along a lazy bayou in south Louisiana. She became a young widow with five children, completed a college degree,and started teaching junior high students. Then her deferred dream of becoming a writer took hold.
Between grading papers and being involved in her growing children’s activities, she sold stories and learned to write plays. She won a playwriting contest in Boston, and two of her short plays were produced Off-Off Broadway. A short screenplay she wrote aired on a channel for the arts in New Orleans.
She eventually worked on novels, became a grandmother, and then sold Relative Danger, which received excellent reviews. Deadly Ink nominated it for their new David Award for Best Mystery of the Year. Harlequin reprinted it, and Books in Motion bought audio rights.
Killer Cousins was June’s second book in the series that features Cealie Gunther, a spunky young grandma with attitude, and her hunky sometimes-ex lover that she tries to avoid so she can rediscover herself. But he opens Cajun restaurants in all the places she travels, and she is so bad at avoiding tempting dishes and men.
Deadly Reunion, the third book in her series, takes you aboard a cruise ship in Alaska for a class reunion you won’t want to miss!
June represented Louisiana on the board of the southwest chapter of Mystery Writers of America for two years.
June Shaw’s books will soon be available on the Gulf Coast Marketplace. We are thrilled to welcome her to our growing roster of Louisiana artists on the e-commerce solution for community recovery.
Please visit June Shaw’s website at www.juneshaw.com.