Growing up, my father was a minister and we moved around a lot. I’ve found that it’s a lot like having a parent in the military. I was always in a new school, living in a new setting. For my high school years, our family moved to a little mountain town called Salmon Arm in British Columbia, Canada.
It’s a gorgeous little town fuelled by tourism. It’s located right by the Shuswap Lake. I have so many great memories from those three years in Salmon Arm! Friends, rights of passage… We hung out at the beach, drove around, and I worked at the local McDonald’s where all the other kids worked, too. It was a really great place to graduate high school.
This is a recent picture of the house we lived in back then. (Snapped by a friend who went home to visit her parents.) That living room window has a view of the lake–just gorgeous!
Salmon Arm has stuck in my heart. There’s something about the way the seasons change in the mountains–like how you can know when winter is almost there because the snow line has moved down the mountains.
So when I wrote HER LAWMAN PROTECTOR, I decided to set it in the fictional mountain town of Eagle’s Rest. I gave her a bookstore… and I set it in the fall with the leaves all changing and the snow line moving steadily down those mountains…
Sigh! I love this book! I really think you’ll like it, too!
Their relationship isn’t real…
But his feelings for her are!
Detective Jack Talbott has devoted his life to ending police corruption. His latest target is Liv Hylton, the ex-wife of a dirty cop. She’s also the woman he’s secretly loved for years. To get close to her, Jack’s going undercover as her boyfriend. But when the evidence points to Liv’s innocence and a threat to her safety, he’ll do anything to protect her. Even risk his career…