One of the best parts of this author gig is the research–especially (in the pre-pandemic world) traveling to the locations where my books are set.

These pictures were taken in and around Bar Harbor, Maine, which served as the inspiration for the Three Sisters Island series. More specifically, some remote islands I explored off of Bar Harbor gave me the idea for an island off an island.

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The “Bar” in Bar Harbor means just that–a sandbar. During low tide, the sandy bottom shows itself. You can walk, jog, even drive a car on it to reach a little tree-lined island. Be warned! If you forget to mind the changing of the tides, you might get stuck for the day (or night).

The sandbar in Three Sisters Island has played a significant role in all three books. It’s kept the island isolated, difficult for large boats and ships to harbor in. Despite inconveniences (spotty electricity, no wi-fi), locals have loved the island’s remoteness. A little quirky, they prefer isolation for a reason.

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In between book 2 and 3, a mighty winter storm removed the sandbar, and our little island was suddenly noticed by “summer people” (or, if you’re a Mainer, “summah peop-ah”). Summer people aren’t like the typical campers or day tourists who’d been coming to Three Sisters Island for years. To quote Peg Legg, “Summer people aren’t here to give. Only to take.”

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That’s the way At Lighthouse Point (book 3) opens. Change is coming to this little island, fast and furious and thoroughly resisted by the locals. Not by Blaine Grayson, though. After two years away, she’s come home with an idea that will turn everything upside down.

Because sometimes…change can be a good thing.

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