Camille Tate has always run away...but vanishing whenever life gets too frightening has never solved anything.
When a broken heart sends Cam to remote Orcas Island to try her hand at caretaking and writing a screenplay, she finds quiet beaches and cozy bookstores, plus a host of intriguing folks, including a rugged boat-builder, a glamorous neighbor, and a reassuring sheriff's deputy.
But an escalating nest of mysteries and the haunting sense of being watched soon leave Cam wondering if she can believe her own perceptions. As intrigue turns to danger, she must decide whether there is anyone she can trust, or if it's time for her to vanish yet again.
About the Author
Shannon Page was born on Halloween night and raised without television on a back-to-the-land commune in California. Her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Interzone, Fantasy, Black Static, Tor.com, and many anthologies. Books include Eel River; the collection Eastlick and Other Stories; and Our Lady of the Islands, co-written with the late Jay Lake. Her many editing credits include the essay collection The Usual Path to Publication. Shannon is a longtime yoga practitioner, has no tattoos, and is an avid gardener at home with her husband, Mark Ferrari, in Portland, Oregon. She has a tiny office made from a toolshed in the back yard, and still doesn’t have a television. Visit her at www.shannonpage.net.
Karen G. Berry has lived in or near Portland, Oregon, for over thirty years. She has failed to transcend her solidly Midwestern upbringing—no yoga, no tiny office, no garden, no husband. She does have three grown daughters, two small dogs, and several thousand books. She also has one television but it doesn’t work very well so she feels like it shouldn’t count. A social media professional by day, she is an extensively published poet, with work appearing in Goblin Fruit, Prairie Poetry, Fireweed, and many more print and online journals. Karen is the author of one novel (affectionately referred to as “that trailer park murder-mystery”), Love and Mayhem at the Francie June Memorial Trailer Park. Visit her at www.karengberry.mywriting.network/