I’ve loved to write since I was a child. In fact, I tell people I don’t remember the moment I wanted to write because I don’t ever remember not wanting to.
The Lantern Creek Series was born from a summer spent in Rogers City, Michigan. Located in beautiful Presque Isle County on the shores of Lake Huron, the town became a second home to me. The people I met there, as well as my experiences led to the seed that became Evening in the Yellow Wood.
I hadn’t planned to write a series, but the reaction to my debut novel was so overwhelming that I knew I had to continue Justine’s story. Snow in Summer and A Home for the Stars followed, and the reaction was just as positive. I feel blessed to be able to write for readers who truly appreciate the art of storytelling.
So, I invite you to sit back, relax, and become immersed in the world of the Lantern Creek Series- an alternating landscape of beauty and ruin, bound by characters you won’t soon forget.
Abandoned by an eccentric father on the eve of her twelfth birthday, Justine Cook has lived with her fair share of unanswered questions. A decade later she heads north to Lantern Creek to discover her father's double life and meets the autistic brother she never knew--a young man who is mute but able to read her mind.
A mysterious Ojibwa petroglyph has carried Justine Cook back in time to the moment her unseen enemy is born. But something is wrong... Separated from those she loves, she finds herself in a strange world surrounded by people she has only known in dreams, and stalked by a man who now haunts her reality.