Joe A. Bowden Uses Chemistry for Murder

Joe A. Bowden Ph.D. a former biochemistry professor, technical writer, a member of the SCBWI and ACFW. He is published in both secular and Christian fields, and has taught at national and regional writer’s conferences. An Eagle Scout born and raised in Dolores, Colorado, Joe currently lives in Corvallis, Montana.

Why did you start writing romantic suspense novels?
Joe: I started writing a forensic murder mystery trilogy with two strong characters, one male and one female. As the story progressed it became evident that they should start to “fall” for each other. This rough and tumble romance will continue in the second book and if all goes well they will marry in the third book of the trilogy.

How do you come up with titles for your books?
Joe: I select a title that spells out or suggests the method of killing but does not even hint as to how that method plays out in the story.

What’s the weirdest way someone has died or been killed in your novels?
Joe: The key to my novels is the unique ways that characters are killed off. I use a bit of chemistry, some physics and a strong measure of evil. In Murder by Stem Cells one of the deaths is from a DNA modified stem cell that is introduced into the victim and does not react as the bad guys predicted. The balance of the story spins around this death

Where do you get the inspiration for your plots?
Joe: All plots come from the cutting edge of science and medicine. I take a new development and try to project how evil can turn it against those it was designed to help.

Have you ever regretted killing off a character? Why?
Joe: Yes,I hate to kill an innocent by-stander or someone who just happens to stumble into the plot and has no useful knowledge, just that they MAY impact the evil plot.

How do you pick the location/setting of your romantic suspense novels?
Joe: Since my stories are set within the scientific community, by definition they must have settings at or near scientific hubs or have contact with one of these hubs.

Current book: Murder by Stem Cells
Biotech developed adult stem cells to cure disease and extend life, however greed and misuse by corrupted scientists, threatens control of the western economic system.

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