10 Interesting Facts About Chef David Korba

David Korba could cook, and he could charm. One meal—that’s all it took to win Gilda Greco’s approval and a six-figure investment in Xenia, an innovative Greek restaurant near Sudbury, Ontario. But there’s much more to the charismatic chef.

Here’s his back story:

1. David Korba, the youngest of five children, was born in Nea Makri, a seaside resort town about 25 kilometers away from Athens. His mother, a struggling artist, and paternal grandmother doted upon him. Some would say they spoiled him and filled his head with grandiose dreams.

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10 Interesting Facts About Chief Detective Carlo Fantin

As the love interest in the Gilda Greco Mystery Series, Carlo Fantin is torn between his growing feelings for Gilda and dedication to duty. Here’s a look at his back story.

1. Born and raised in Sudbury—a mid-sized city in Northern Ontario—Carlo embraced the sports culture of the community. During the warmer months, he swam, water-skied, and fished in the lakes that surrounded the area. In the winter, he enjoyed playing hockey, downhill skiing, and snowmobiling.

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Touring with Great Escapes

I’m so excited to start my tour with Great Escapes. Starting tomorrow and continuing for two weeks, I’ll share posts, spotlights, and interviews at selected blogs. When you visit, remember to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway – you could win a $10 Amazon gift card.

Check daily for link updates.

July 10 – StoreyBook Reviews
July 11 – Socrates’ Book Reviews
July 12 – CelticLady’s Reviews
July 13 – Books, Dreams, Life
July 14 – Teresa Trent Author Blog
July 15 – Christa Reads and Writes
July 16 – Island Confidential
July 17 – Jane Reads
July 18 – Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book
July 19 – Dee-Scoveries
July 20 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy & Sissy, Too!
July 21 – Varietats 2010
July 22 – Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book
July 23 – Valerie’s Musings


The Tour’s End

Friday was the last day of a month-long tour for my latest release, Too Many Women in the Room. I’m grateful to everyone who visited, commented, and shared the posts on social media. A special thanks to the twenty-nine author friends who featured me on their blogs.

May 28 – Donna Warner
May 29 – Just Romantic Suspense
May 30 – Marian Lanouette
May 30 – Claire Gem
June 1 – Romance Recipes
June 4 – Jen Stwinom
June 5 – Jacquie Biggar
June 5 – Lori Robinett
June 7 – Marilyn Meredith
June 7 – Lois Winston
June 9 – Ryan Jo Summers
June 11 – Lesley Diehl
June 12 – Vicki Batman
June 13 – Marsha West
June 14 – Mrs. N
June 15 – Marni Graff
June 15 – Carly Jordynn
June 16 – Kathryn Hunter
June 19 – Marilyn Levinson
June 19 – Kristina Stanley
June 20 – B.K. Stevens
June 20 – Madelyn Hill
June 22 – Rachel Sharpe
June 23 – Mysteriastis
June 24 – Ally Shields
June 26 – Judy Penz Sheluk
June 26 – Paty Jaeger
June 30 – Sisterhood of Suspense
June 28 – Writers Who Kill



Featured on Writers Who Kill

interviewpixGrace Topping is interviewing me about my writing and cancer journeys, the Gilda Greco Mystery Series, and the Mediterranean Trilogy.

Drop by the Writers Who Kill blog.


What About the Men?

Since the release of Too Many Women in the Room, I have received many comments about the temperamental female characters that populate the novel.

Potential readers have also asked…

What about the men?

Three male characters play significant roles : Chief Detective Carlo Fantin, Chef David Korba, and Photographer Michael Taylor.

Continue reading on the Sisterhood of Suspense blog.