Bonny Specker, a recently retired epidemiologist, has published over 200 scientific papers and chapters. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she has worked to educate the public about epidemiology. She drew on her lifelong fascination with the investigative work of early epidemiologists to write her first novel, Spot On: The 1846 Faroe Islands Measles Outbreak. Specker lives in Brookings, where she was recently elected to the City Council, and is writing a novel about the 1876-1877 Lake Winnipeg smallpox outbreak.
Featured Book: Spot On: The 1846 Faroe Islands Measles Outbreak
Check back soon for details about Bonny’s appearance at the 2022 Festival of Books!