I’m new to Love Inspired Suspense and I’m so excited to be a part of this fine group of writers! They’ve been so welcoming and supportive.
There’s nothing I love more than stories about belonging. Feeling part of a community is a fantastic experience, whether it’s at church, PTA, knitting club or neighborhood friends.
“Hidden in Shadows” is set in the small fictional town of Wentworth, Michigan. I used to vacation in Michigan as a child and have fond memories of our days spent at Michillinda Beach Lodge near Whitehall. While vacationing there – imagine no TV, or Internet! – every guest you passed greeted you with a warm and genuine smile.
The week included tennis and shuffleboard tournaments, a campfire sing-a-long and a talent show where proud parents watched their children become stars for one special night. The highlight of each evening was milk and cookies (chocolate chip!) in the lobby, followed by all of us wandering outside on the deck to watch the sun set over Lake Michigan. And for that one night this group of strangers became the closest of friends. I still keep in touch with my Michillinda friends Jen and Alan Dunham of Kentucky!
Luke and Krista’s story takes place in a charming, tight-knit town inspired by my visits to Michillinda. I hope you’ve found a nurturing community in your life.
Wishing you a wonderful week,