|ENUMCLAW, Wash., Mar. 14 /Christian Newswire/ — What do a murder mystery and diabetes have in common? They both play key roles in Evelyn Geisler’s new suspense novel, “The Canal Murder”. Geisler, certified diabetes educator and a writer of a monthly question and answer column for diabetes, has released her first novel whose main character, a private investigator, has diabetes.
How did Geisler become an expert in the field of diabetes? It began indirectly when at the age of 17 she had the opportunity to work in a hospital pharmacy and she immediately knew she wanted to become a pharmacist. She pursued her goal, graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Pharmacy and eventually became the owner of Geislers’ Drugstore in Tehachapi, California, from 1988-1997. She sold the pharmacy to Rite-Aid and continued working as a pharmacist until 2002. Evelyn combined her knowledge of pharmaceuticals with a quest for understanding of diabetes even before her husband was diagnosed in 1998. At that time she had completed training as a diabetes specialist and now spends most of her time teaching patients how to manage their diabetes. She currently works for Medtronic Minimed and is a consultant to Tehachapi Hospital where she facilities a diabetes support group.
Evelyn, a writer by hobby, decided to combine her love of writing with her knowledge of diabetes into a novel that would not only entertain mystery lovers, but would also educate people on the effects of diabetes. “The Canal Murder” follows the investigation of Claire Burton, a P.I. hired to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of young Cindy Kagel. Claire is diabetic. Evelyn says that writing mysteries and her current job as a diabetes counselor have a similar bent—she often feels like a detective in trying to figure out how best to help her clients because treatment must be tailored to each person’s needs.
Geisler hopes that “The Canal Murder” will raise people’s awareness of diabetes and provide understanding of its effects on people who have it. In the story, Claire has an insulin pump, one of the modern day advances used in helping people more easily manage their diabetes. Geisler encourages people to be sure to get checked for diabetes on a regular basis, especially those with a family history.
“The Canal Murder” can be purchased by calling toll free 1-877-421-7323 or through Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
|To: National DeskContact: Abigail Davidson, Publicist, WinePress Publishing, 360-802-9758