Some Things Are Worth Killing For

Meet Jonie Waters, single, broke and desperate for work as a journalist. Her first news tip leads her to the scene of a crime involving a childhood friend and right into the spotlight of her estranged step-sister’s judging eyes.
March 17, 2011 - PRLog -- While Jonie will captivate readers with her personality and dysfunctional relationships, the author, Tamara Ward, also has a message to share.  Each of the books in the Jonie Waters series will highlight an important but almost invisible issue affecting lives in America.  In Storm Surge, Tamara dives into the issue of pharmaceuticals in the waterways.  

Tamara says she became interested in pseudo-persistent pollution when two different events came together at close to the same time.  First, she came across an article on drug-resistant wild geese, then learned that a friend of hers was fighting off thyroid cancer with the help of a radioactive pill.  Instructions on taking the pill included a promise to “flush the toilet twice” after voiding.   Research on the geese highlighted the issue of pharmaceutical pollutants in lakes, rivers and streams, including the sources for drinking water. The pharmaceutical pollutants often reach those water sources through pseudo-persistent pollution, when voided pharmaceuticals frequently pass through wastewater treatment plants and enter aquatic environments.

Tamara has joined the Cape Fear River Watch to support the agency as it protects and improves the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin through education, advocacy and action.

Tamara Ward’s debut mystery novel, called “Storm Surge, A Jonie Waters Mystery” is due to be released on April 15th, 2011 through Peak City Publishing, LLC.  Tamara Ward is an award winning journalist and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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