About writing Stray Lady
George and her guitar caused me quite a bit of trouble while I was writing Stray Lady. Here’s a woman sailing around the world and afraid to stop because she’s running from her grief. George’s story unfolded for me as I wrote Jenny’s Turn and I had to take a firm hand with this restless woman to stop her from taking over her cousin’s romance.
“Just step back,” I told George firmly. “This is Jenny’s story, not yours. I’ll do you next, I promise.”
Once Jenny’s Turn was shipped off to my publisher, I was finally free to let George loose, but as soon as I put her on the page of her own romance, she started causing trouble for me again. How on earth could I get George to stay in one place long enough to fall in love?
I hope readers enjoy Stray Lady as much as I enjoyed writing it.”
Synopsis of Stray Lady
One minute George was sailing single-handed down Canada’s west coast, willing the salt breezes to show her how to go on living without her late husband.
… and rescue
The next she was being pulled from the waves by island lighthouse keeper Lyle Stevens and drawn into a magic existence with Lyle and his daughter. Lyle offered George love and the home she’d never known – but did she have the courage to gamble on love again?