DEAD ON THE DELTA MEDIA KIT
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Publication date: February 16, 2021
Alexa Williams is about to spend four months conducting lion research in the African bush with her boyfriend Reese. She looks forward to witnessing the elemental life and death struggle of the wild, but she never imagines she’ll become one of the hunted on the remote Okavango Delta.
Botswana protects its wildlife with strict policies and an entire army deployed to combat poaching. So Alexa and Reese are shocked when poachers wipe out an entire herd of elephants. At the site of the mass slaughter near their lion project, they promise authorities that they’ll watch for suspicious activity as they travel the Delta.
When the country’s strict wildlife conservation policies come under debate in the capital, tensions flare and Alexa begins to suspect the ongoing poaching incidents may be about even more than the illicit ivory trade. Especially when a close friend dies when caught in the crossfire.
After an alarming series of near escapes, gunmen attack the safari camp where she and Reese are staying, and Alexa must brave wild animals and the dangerous labyrinth of Delta channels in a desperate attempt to save the hostages, including the man she loves.
ABOUT SHERRY KNOWLTON
Sherry Knowlton is the award-winning author of the Alexa Williams suspense novels, including Dead of Autumn, Dead of Spring, and Dead of Winter. She developed a lifelong passion for books as a child. She was that kid who would sneak a flashlight to bed at night so she could read beneath the covers. All the local librarians knew her by name.
Sherry spent much of her early career in state government, working primarily with social and human services programs, including services for abused children, rape crisis, domestic violence, and family planning. In the 1990s, she served as the Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The latter part of Sherry’s career focused on the field of Medicaid managed care.
Now retired from executive positions in the health insurance industry, Sherry runs her own health care consulting business. She is also “rewriting retirement” by turning her passion for writing into a new career. She draws on her professional background and global travel experiences as inspiration for her novels. She also uses her writing as a platform to shed light on social issues affecting our world today.
Sherry and her husband, Mike, began their journey together in the days of peace and music when they traversed the country in a hippie van. Running out of money several months into the trip, Sherry waitressed the night shift at a cowboy hangout in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Mike washed dishes in a bakery. Undeterred, they embraced the travel experience and continue to explore far-flung places around the globe.
Sherry lives in the mountains of South Central Pennsylvania, where the Alexa Williams suspense series is set.
SHERRY'S TRAVELS TO BOTSWANA
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Award-winning Author of Valentin Vermeulen Thrillers
“Dead on the Delta is a gripping new adventure for Alexa Williams. Set against the backdrop of
Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Alexa faces brutal poachers and a frightening conspiracy that
reaches all the way to the top of Botswana’s elite. The situation comes to a head in a terrifying
confrontation that requires all of Alexa’s strength as she fights for her own survival. A satisfying
read set in a gorgeous landscape.”
Award-winning Authors of Detective Kubu Series
“Every page of Dead on the Delta radiates Knowlton’s love and knowledge of this unique part of
our planet and highlights its potential for disaster. Knowlton’s suspenseful book sets the beauty
of the Okavango against the dangers that lurk there.”
Author of Magic Diary and Left Out In America
“Knowlton has outdone herself. Dead on the Delta has perched itself in the top tier of my
favorite mystery novels…Knowlton moves her courageous, savvy and lovable heroine halfway
across the world and takes her faithful readers along for the trip.”
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
by Alma Bond
“In this suspenseful tale of international corruption and hatred, Alexa Williams once again
proves a formidable heroine. The ins and outs of the book will keep you up for the night.”
DEAD ON THE DELTA
Books for 2021
Dead on the Delta is featured in the Elena Hartwell Taylor article "Books for 2021 - Mysteries and Thrillers."
An African Adventure
As a companion piece to the launch of Dead on the Delta, the newest book in her Alexa Williams suspense series, Sherry Knowlton will be hosting a limited edition podcast series. On An African Adventure, Knowlton will offer six weekly segments focusing on her own travels to Africa, wildlife research, wildlife poaching, and how to plan a safari. Several of the shows will include guest experts. The podcasts will be available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google and BlogTalk Radio.
The first podcast is scheduled to air on February 23, 2021.