Susan was born and raised a Southern California girl but is grateful to have lived on the Oregon coast and in the Rocky Mountains of northern Utah. She’s now enjoying living with her husband in the incomparable beauty of the Redwood forest, nestled against the rugged coast of Northern California.
Susan raised a tribe of children, making ends meet as a registered nurse and lactation consultant, and now her tribe members have tribes of their own and she doesn’t get to see enough of them. She loves to travel and is thrilled with a good movie or a great book, but writing is her passion. She writes almost anything, especially epic fantasy and romance.
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Rick made some mistakes as a boy, and as a young man, his worst was hurting Grace Evans. His heart still belongs to her, even if she doesn’t know it. Unfortunately, in the last confrontation between them, she demanded he never speak to her again.
Now, Grace’s best friend (and Rick’s sister) Hannah has invited her to a ten-day summer work-vacation to babysit Hannah’s teen cousins. A palatial cabin, a patio boat on the lake, and all the comforts of the rich and famous at their fingertips? A vacation made in heaven.
At least until they arrive and Grace finds Rick there. And neither can leave. Rick’s car is in pieces in the garage, and Grace forgot her driver’s license at home.
How will Grace survive it? Can she find a way to forgive? Can Rick learn to take
responsibility for his past mistakes? And even if they succeed, what will they do when Rick’s most recent wantabe girlfriend shows up on their doorstep, determined to make Rick hers?
Photographer: CJC Photography
Models: Daniel Rengering and Lauren Summer
In present-day France, a faded daguerreotype and a bundle of letters send Lucy and Tadeusz off on a voyage of discovery spanning two centuries.
Marie was a young Parisian artist, who died a premature death in the mid-nineteenth century. The yellowed pages of her letters reveal evidence of a secret affair between her and a mysterious, unnamed pianist. Who was the musician? As Lucy delves deeper into the distant past, the signs point towards one person: Frederic Chopin.
Could the dashing, handsome young man Marie writes of so fondly really be the musical genius who inspired generations of artists after him? If so, does that somehow relate to Marie’s premature demise? What happened to her in Paris that changed her life so drastically?
Prepare to meet a side of Frederic Chopin that the history books forgot!
About CK Printworks
Cheeky Kea Printworks, a subsidiary of The Cheeky Kea Charitable Trust, is a New Zealand-based social enterprise. We are a non-profit publishing house, dedicated to helping people with disabilities and/or socio-economic disadvantages to achieve financial liberation through careers in the arts. It is our vision that no creative soul be left behind due to poverty, and no person be let without some means of earning an income, regardless of their disabilities and disadvantages. We believe everyone deserves to live comfortably and feel like a valued member of society.