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Too Many Women in the Room by Joanne Guidoccio

~How to Enjoy Retirement~

Today I am introducing to you fellow Wild Rose author Joanne Guidoccio. A member of Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America, Joanne writes paranormal romance, cozy mysteries, and inspirational literature from her home base of Guelph, Ontario.

How did you do before you became a writer?

In high school, I dabbled in poetry, but it would be over three decades before I entertained the idea of writing as a career. I listened to my practical Italian side and earned degrees in mathematics and education.

I experienced many fulfilling moments as I watched her students develop an appreciation (and sometimes, love) of mathematics. Later, I obtained a post-graduate diploma as a career development practitioner and put that skill set to use in the co-operative education classroom. I welcomed this opportunity to help my students experience personal growth and acquire career direction through their placements.

How did you take up writing? 

In 2008, I took early retirement and decided to launch a second career that would tap into my creative side and utilize my well-honed organizational skills. Slowly, a writing practice emerged. My articles and book reviews were published in newspapers, magazines, and online.

When I tried my hand at fiction, I made reinvention a recurring theme in my novels and short stories. My newest release is Too Many Women in the Room. Here is the write up.


Too Many Women in the RoomToo Many Women in the Room

by Joanne Guidoccio


When Gilda Greco invites her closest friends to a VIP dinner, she plans to share David Korba’s signature dishes and launch their joint venture—Xenia, an innovative Greek restaurant near Sudbury, Ontario.

Unknown to Gilda, David has also invited Michael Taylor, a lecherous photographer who has throughout the past three decades managed to annoy all the women in the room. One woman follows Michael to a deserted field for his midnight run and stabs him in the jugular. Next day, the body of one of the dinner servers is discovered in the alleyway behind Gilda’s office.

Gilda’s life is awash with complications as she wrestles with a certain detective’s commitment issues and growing doubts about her risky investment in Xenia. Frustrated, Gilda launches her own investigation and uncovers decades-old secrets and resentments that festered until they exploded into two untimely deaths.

Can Gilda outwit a killer bent on killing again?


“A tale which far exceeds the bare bones of storytelling convention, offering the reader well-rounded
characters and a narrative that doesn’t skimp on the details.” ~InD’Tale Magazine

Too Many Women in the Room is the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, romance, and humor. The
premise is intriguing and kept me guessing.” ~Jane Reads Blog

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  1. Thanks for hosting me, Zara 🙂

  2. Ilona Fridl says:

    I know I waited until I was older to start writing. I wish I had started sooner. Best on your book. It sounds great!

    • Sometimes, I indulge in that “What If” thinking…What if I had started in my twenties or thirties and written on weekends? What if I had produced a body of work before retiring? But it didn’t happen, so I take pleasure in what I’ve been able to accomplish in the last nine years. Thanks for dropping by, Ilona!