Author Bio: June Gillam

June is a native of Sacramento, California, born to a Czechoslovakian dad and Irish/Welsh mom. In 2010, June moved to Auburn and joined in with the energy and enthusiasm of fellow Gold Country Writers. She also belongs to Sisters in Crime, Capitol Crimes Sacramento chapter. A founding member of San Joaquin Valley Writers, the 22nd branch of the California Writers Club, meeting in UOP’s School of Education in Stockton, CA, every 2nd Saturday of the month at 12:30 pm, June he was honored with a Jack London Award in 2017. Her short stories and poetry have been published in many venues, most recently in Peregrine, the literary journal of Amherst Artists and Writers. 

House of Cuts was her first crime novel. Set in Northern California, it features redheaded reporter Hillary Broome hunting down a butcher gone berserk after a superstore moved into the area and put his small shop out of business. In House of Dads, Hillary’s cousin dies at an Irish wake, drawing Hillary into a network of jealousy, greed, and family secrets. House of Eire takes Hillary to Ireland where she intends researching departed ancestors but instead witnesses deadly specters haunting her travels. House of Hoops, set in the competitive world of Northern California basketball and urban development should be released in 2019. The Hillary Broome series may be read in any order.

June’s editing experience includes graduate and undergraduate publications for Sacramento State University and travel and ham radio magazines. Since 1990, she’s taught English and writing for San Joaquin Delta College and in 1998 became the college’s first online educator. In addition, she was the faculty advisor for the student literary magazine THE FINAL DRAFT from 2002 until its own Final Draft in 2013. She loves both teaching and writing–they are so wrapped up together–but when it comes time to retire as a teacher, she plans to move into publishing other people’s writing through her company, Gorilla Girl Ink.

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