By Mary Page
In the adventure novel The Grand New Delhi Escapade, Sharlene McGowan has the uncanny ability of getting into trouble without trying. Losing her mom three years ago leads to her move to India to be with her well-known father, Dr. Greg McGowan. When Sharlene insists upon going to the marketplace one day, her father has important meetings at the New Delhi embassy. He asks his assistant Sajiv Karran to accompany Sharlene and keep her safe. While at the Sarojini Market, a bomb explodes at the embassy, making Sharlene and Sajiv take shelter at his cousin's home. That evening they are met by Colonel Sanjit Kapoor, an army soldier assigned to the embassy to take care of special envoys. Together they must unravel the bombing threat.
Mary Page lives in Baytown, Texas. After facing numerous personal challenges, she met a young man from India on Facebook who shared the tragedy of his brother's death at a young age. The author had lost a daughter at birth. "We talked about when someone dies it is the realization of what they they miss in life afterwards. We thought about the people they do not meet, the stories they miss, and the events they never participate in. India has a different way of looking at things that helped me sort through my issues." She is writing the sequel.