Dr. Gail Lukasik began writing at the age of seven, telling tales to friends and family. She won a prize in a national poetry contest in 1974 and her poem, In Country, won the Illinois Arts Council award in 2002.
She turned to mysteries in 2006 with Destroying Angels. It takes place in Door County (WI) where her main character – Leigh Girard – lives (Gail has a summer home there herself). The Leigh Girard series has continued through three more books, including Peak Season for Murder, winner of a Lovey Award for Best Traditional Amateur Sleuth earlier this year.
Gail is a guest lecturer at Roosevelt University, teaching creative writing. She’ll be hosting a “How to Write a Murder Mystery” workshop in our June meeting. The meeting will be at our new location at the Mendelssohn Center in Rockford on Saturday, June 14 at 1:00 pm. Everyone is invited to attend.