Last week I gave up trying to “renovate” my old Web site, and decided to start again from scratch using WordPress.
The good thing is that I now have a site that supports a blog and is easy for me to update without having to drag my Web programming skills out of the dark ages. The bad thing is that I don’t have any writers’ resources on the site. Or is that actually a good thing, because I have one more virtuous activity to substitute for writing when I’m not sure which words to put in my characters’ mouths? It’s a lot more fun than cleaning the refrigerator – one of the alternatives!
I’ll be optimistic and plan to both add the resources and write the novel. Meanwhile feel free to look around, leave a comment, and have a good day!
Storm is my second novel, the story of Luke and Laurie falling in love on the magical islands of Haida Gwaii in British Columbia. Luke and Laurie have always had a special place in my heart, and the storm that drew them together symbolized many coastal adventures I’ve shared with my husband.
When I wrote Storm, I set the story on the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia, islands originally named after the wife of the British King George III without regard to the fact that the indigenous First Nations had already named their islands. In 2009 the province of British Columbia signed a historic reconciliation agreement with the Haida Nation, and the islands were renamed Haida Gwaii. Because the romance in Storm is so much a part of the heritage of Haida Gwaii, I wanted to bring the story forward into the 21st Century.
In bringing the islands forward to the present day, I’ve taken artistic license with regard to logging on Lyell Island. A few years after the book was originally published, a national park was established and the Gwaii Trust was given the task of managing the forests. Because logging itself is not central to the story, I’ve taken the artistic license of leaving the logging camp on Lyell Island
… Vanessa Grant
Synopsis of Storm – the Author’s Cut
She had become what others wanted – could he help her find herself?
Broadcaster Laurie Mather wanted desperately to be aboard Luke Lucas’s seaplane when he flew out on a search-and-rescue mission off the treacherous coast of northern British Columbia – for professional reasons, but also for deeply rooted personal reasons.But when she pressured Luke into accepting her presence, she had no idea that she was Luke’s private fantasy, a warm living voice he listened to on lonely flights – but one he had no desire to turn into reality.When Laurie succeeded in talking her way aboard Luke’s plane, her well-ordered life was changed forever.
Print version available from Amazon
eBook versions also available