Interview with Robin Donovan
Robin Leemann Donovan is the president of Bozell, a marketing/communications firm. She is also the author of the Donna Leigh Mystery series on Amazon (rldonovan.com). Her first book in the series: Is It Still Murder Even If She Was A Bitch? won an AMA Pinnacle award.
In addition to the Donna Leigh Mystery series, Donovan is the author of the blog, Menologues, a humorous yet informative look at the trials and tribulations of menopause by someone who’s been there. Menologues has been republished on two commercial sites: Vibrant Nation and Alltop, and has won regional honors for social media at the AMA Pinnacles and PRSA Paper Anvil awards.
Donovan was born and raised in New Jersey but lived and worked in Connecticut for a number of years before moving to Nebraska in 1999. Starting her career as a high school English teacher, Donovan moved into advertising in the early 80’s. In 1999 she accepted a job offer from Bozell, an Omaha based ad agency. In late 2001, she and three colleagues purchased Bozell from its New York based parent company.
Donovan lives with her husband of nearly 40 years and three bulldogs, Roxi and Sadie (Sweet Pea) and Frank.
Robin Leemann Donovan always imagined herself as a humorist, somewhere between Cornelia Otis Skinner and James Thurber, but never had the time to bring this dream to fruition. Her Donna Leigh Mysteries have combined this dream with the ability to kill off those who have annoyed and/or thwarted her through the years, thus providing much needed therapeutic value. Her protagonist, Donna Leigh, is the menopausal owner of an ad agency in Omaha, Nebraska, and people around her keep getting killed. Donna Leigh is a flawed character who has high aspirations and a caring heart. In her first two novels, she is forced to help the police solve murders in which the victims were people that she disliked – a lot.
3rd Book – I Don’t Know Why They Killed Him He Wasn’t Really That Annoying
When your close friend is murdered nothing makes sense. Badly shaken by the news of her friend Ed’s murder, Donna Leigh does not sit idly by in the wake of the tragedy. Aware that he’d been conducting investigations
of suspicious behavior within several notable vineyards, the menopausal ad exec enlists the aid of her friends and colleagues to navigate the dangerous underside of the wine industry looking for answers. Donna’s sleuthing leads her through a labyrinth of corruption and deceit that threatens danger at every turn.
It was a genuine pleasure getting to know you, Richard. Thanks so much.