My ephemeral summer was spent writing.
There is nothing like the feeling of accomplishing something; especially when it is a labor of love. That is how I feel about my novel Ephemeral Summer available on Amazon.com and Smashwords.
is a coming of age story about a young woman named Emalee who loses
both parents in a murder/suicide. After the tragedy she is sent to live
with her Aunt Audrey who summers at the family camp on Canandaigua Lake
in Upstate New York. Emalee is beset with the usual problems of a young
woman, but her familial relationships and 'lake friends' make her life
even more trying. In her twentieth year she falls in love with a young
intellectual philosopher named Stuart, whom she can't seem to get over
even after years away from him and the lake setting where they met.
this is a love story, Ephemeral Summer is also about the wonders of the
natural world. Starting in the Finger Lakes region and ending there,
this story takes the reader from the shores of Canandaigua, Seneca, and
Erie, to the Canadian wilderness where Emalee finds herself tracking
Moose as part of a research project in Algonquin Provincial Park.
wrote and edited this book (with the help of many people) in one year.
My purpose was to educate about this great place - the Finger Lakes - in
which we live; and to entertain. I hope I have done both. And I hope
you will enjoy reading Ephemeral Summer.