Steffanie Joyce Cole
Reeling from the shock of a suddenly shattered marriage, Meredith flees as far from her home in Florida as she can get without a passport: to Alaska. After a freak accident leaves her presumed dead, she stumbles into a new identity and a new life in a quirky small town. Her friendship with a fiery and temperamental artist and her growing worry for her elderly, cranky landlady pull at the fabric of her carefully guarded secret. When a romance with a local fisherman unexpectedly blossoms, Meredith struggles to find a way to meld her past and present so that she can move into the future she craves. But someone is looking for her, someone who will threaten Meredith’s dream of a reinvented life.
Stephanie joyce cole
After living for decades in Alaska, Stephanie Joyce Cole relocated to Seattle, where she lives with a rather predatory Manx cat (no tail!) named Bruno, a standard poodle named Rusty who is in perpetual motion, and an adorable husband named Chuck. Since 1986, Stephanie has been associated with The Alaska Quarterly Review, an award-winning literary magazine housed at the University of Alaska, where she is currently a Senior Affiliate Editor. Stephanie has a law degree from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She loves ceramics, hiking, yoga and of course reading, reading, reading. Her goal is to write books that are both thought-provoking and entertaining, books that will carry readers into adventure in small-town Alaska.