Suzanne Jenkins is the author of the Pam of Babylon Series. The Greeks of Beaubien Street is a new series about a Greek homicide detective who grew up above the family grocery store in Greektown, Detroit. Jenkins has fond memories of growing up in a Greek American household in the suburbs of Detroit. She currently lives in the west Michigan lakeshore area with her husband, two dogs and two sheep.
Visit her website at www.suzannejenkins.net.
Visit her blog at www.2sheepinthecity.com.
Little Known Facts about Suzanne Jenkins:
The thing about me is that I …..love people but am somewhat of a recluse.
When I first get up in the morning, I …..fill the bird feeders, give my dog a bone and make a cup of coffee. Then I go to the computer.
The most important thing in my life is …..my family. Thing? Probably my computer.
I love to travel to …..see my grandchildren. I have two in Philadelphia and three in California.
In my spare time, I ….. like to visit friends and garden.
One thing I learned about life was …..it’s not always fair.
The sole mission I am on this earth is to …..have my two children.
One little known fact about me that might surprise you is …..I am a registered nurse. I worked in the Operating Room for almost thirty years.
My favorite time of day is …..dusk. I love to watch the deer come into our yard from the woods.
I love to write about … the deepest human emotions. Not everyone wants to hear about them!
The most difficult aspect about writing is …..catching all my mistakes.
My most favorite aspect about writing is …..dialogue.
When I became a published author for the first time, I …..called my mother.
The inspiration behind my book comes from …..my Greek family.
The most asked question about my book is …..why’d I include recipes? It was really to honor my dad.
About the Book:
Nestled below the skyline of Detroit you’ll find Greektown, a few short blocks of colorful bliss, warm people and Greek food. In spite of growing up immersed in the safety of her family and their rich culture, Jill Zannos doesn’t fit in. A Detroit homicide detective, she manages to keep one foot planted firmly in the traditions started by her grandparents, while the other navigates the most devastated neighborhoods in the city she can’t help but love. She is a no nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, an odd boyfriend who refuses to grow up, and an uncanny intuition, inherited from her mystic grandmother, that acts as her secret weapon to crime solving success. Her story winds around tales of her family and their secret laden history, while she investigates the most despicable murder of her career.
The Greeks of Beaubien Street is a modern tale of a family grounded in old world, sometimes archaic, tradition, as they seek acceptance in American society. They could be any nationality, but they are Greek.