Interview with Jeffrey Gowing

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I look primarily via a search on Amazon in the mysteries/thrillers category for new Kindle titles by favorite authors.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
This was an article for a monthly magazine in New England about the Boston/New York house music scene and the MDMA usage prevalent in the '80s.
What is your writing process?
I begin with a tentative outline drawing on past experiences, and in the case of the travel books, extensive research into the subject matter, trying to create a title which inspires the reader to embark on a similar journey of discovery.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Robert Ruark's The Old Man And The Boy was an inspirational story.
How do you approach cover design?
I found Laura Shinn of Burleson, Texas through Mark's list. She has done an outstanding job on all my book covers and formatting at a very reasonable cost.
Who inspired me to write?
My dad who taught English at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts for many years, and the best professor I ever had.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mysteries and thrillers. Love Preston and Child!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Fire.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
New England on Cape Cod as a lifelong sailor.
Published 2014-02-21.
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Books by This Author

The Last Gunner
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Essay » Author profile
This story gets underway at the turn of the century. Jean Baptiste, a market hunter and North Carolina native lives with his wife, Jarilyn, and his son Jase on the shores of Albemarle Sound following a way of life not regulated by any clock, but rather by the seasons, plus time and tides.
From El Norte to Cuatro Ciénegas (and back)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Americana
Following my return home to San Antonio in April of 2014 after an extended trip to Puerto Vallarta in the Mexican state of Jalisco where my companion and I had rented a car to explore the coastline northwards to San Blas, I had formed a firm resolve that my next vacation to Mexico would be to a destination closer to home and far less expensive, perhaps using the very efficient Mexican bus system.
From El Norte to Real de Catorce (and back)
Series: Travel Mexico, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
For all of my adult life, when choosing a vacation destination, I have been drawn to places that are 'off the radar' of most travelers. Fifteen years ago, if anyone had said to me "In 2013 you will have been living in San Antonio Texas for a decade, and developed a fascination with Mexico, it's people, history, and it's culture.", I would have questioned their sanity.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,400. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
When Jimmy Lassiter accepted a casual dinner invitation from his pal Karla, he never dreamt that a simple dinner in a Gloucester restaurant would lead to his abandoning his business, and his wife of fourteen years to set off on a cross country journey with a captivating blonde surfer girl from Los Angeles.
From El Norte to Cozumel (and back)
Series: Travel Mexico, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
My pal, Carla, has traveled to Cozumel many times in the past via flights from San Antonio. I’ve made the same trip with her on a half-dozen occasions over the years since moving to San Antonio from New England in 2000, always to enjoy the spectacular scuba diving for which this destination is famous. For me, the journey has always been about the enjoyment of getting there.
Down to the Tropical Sun
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,760. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Have you ever dreamt of cashing in your chips and escaping to a tropical paradise? Faced with an imminent divorce, this non-fiction novel chronicles how Jimmy Lassiter does just that, taking the reader through liquidating the marital assets, purchasing a yacht, and sailing ‘Down to the Tropical Sun’. Along the way he will experience two hurricanes, fall in love again, and embark on a new career de
Dealing with Dementia
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
I have taken the time to document my exposure to dementia in the elderly solely in the hope that anyone who reads this might avoid the mistakes and missteps which I, and my family, might possibly have been able to be better informed about beforehand. My mother had both excellent legal advice, and she lived in a state which offered a program affording care to qualified residents.
Bahama Pipeline
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,860. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Captain Danny Coben and his mate, Birgit, are tempted by the lure of easy money, deciding to use their yacht to smuggle drugs into South Florida. Their adventure will take them from Miami to New York, Canada, and Holland before ending with a surprising twist on an island off the coast of Spain.