Interview with Jean Booker, Kawartha Lakes Stories contributor

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 7.02.44 PMWhat is your story about?
My story is about cottage memories and how they lead to romantic possibilities.

What inspired you to write this story?
My love of cottage country

How long have you lived in Kawartha Lakes? What attracted you to the area?
We owned a cottage on Sturgeon Lake for 12 years then a home on Pigeon Lake for the last 16 years. Originally it was an escape from the hustle and bustle of Toronto but we gradually came to love the peace and tranquility of the Kawarthas and decided to retire here.

What do you like about living in Kawartha Lakes? What do you wish you could tell non-residents about Kawartha Lakes?
I love the slow pace of life, the beauty of the area and the friendliness of the people.

What else do you write? Where can readers find more of your writing?
I’ve had three novels for 8-12 year olds published, Mystery House (translated into French, Italian and Swedish) Keeping Secrets ( translated into Japanese) and Still At War. I’ve also had many short stories and articles published in newspapers and magazines.
My books are available in public libraries, book stores and through Scholastic book clubs.