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School’s out and first grade teacher Emma Richards is desperate for a vacation. Two weeks in a gorgeous lodge in northern Minnesota is a perfect way to escape the congested city and the reality of her failed marriage. Much to her surprise, a registration error lands her in the middle of a ten day canoe camping adventure through the rugged wilderness of the Boundary Waters with an eclectic group of campers. Her cute new hiking boots don’t hide the fact she’s clueless about camping and she accepts help from a handsome teammate with stellar skills. 


Mark finds solace in nature to soothe the ache of his recent loss. When he embarks on a ten day Boundary Waters canoe adventure, he is thrown into emotional chaos when the spark between him and the rookie from Chicago ignites faster than a campfire. 


They face miles of open water, storms, bears, and steep portages in the Boundary Waters. But the biggest challenge might be opening their hearts.

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Why did I write Northern Woods? Click below to find out!

I write contemporary romance stories set in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota. My debut novella, Northern Woods, was published by the Fifth Avenue Press of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Northern Woods is available for purchase in Ann Arbor, Michigan at Schuler Books, Ann Arbor. Northern Woods is available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple Books, and

Northern Woods is also available from the Ann Arbor District Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

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Book #2 in my Misty Lake Romance series will be released in the Fall of 2024.


Learn more about the Boundary Waters here.

Sweet Love at Angel Lake

on Kindle Vella

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She kissed him goodbye…forever.


Jill arrives at Angel Lake Family Camp in the Boundary Waters a year after her husband’s death. Anxious about her son’s mental health and still grieving, she dismisses her attraction to the sexy program director. 


Ryder’s recent bout with cancer results in relationship insecurity until Jill Watkins takes up residence in his family camp. The beautiful widow captures his attention and he wonders if love is possible, because….


Forever is a long time to be alone.

What is a Kindle Vella?

A story subscription service that lets you read serialized works of fiction written specifically for the platform.

Can I read it on my Kindle?

Vellas can be read on mobile devices and computers. They're not available on e-readers yet.

How much does it cost?

The first 3 episodes are FREE. After that, you purchase tokens and redeem them to unlock episodes. 

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