WIP

What I’m working on now . . .

Street-smart Jennifer flees Toronto to avoid questioning by police and catches a Greyhound headed west, with her only road map—a beat-up calendar from 1968—and a few treasured possessions hidden in her knapsack. Her goal is to find Salt Spring Island and fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming an artist, but bleary-eyed and exhausted, she gets back on the wrong bus at the Winnipeg depot and two hours later, wakes up in the small town of Lundi, Manitoba.

It’s January 1980. She’s wearing high heels. And both her wallet and the bus are gone.

Now she’s stuck, and the only people who can help her don’t want her to leave—the eccentric funeral home owner, a retired cattle rancher, the town florist, and the young, bearded construction worker she calls “Scumbag” who sat next to her on the bus. His name is Magnus and he is the grandson of Bjorn Magnusson, a wealthy business owner in town.

Lying, thieving Jennifer soon finds herself caught up in small town life and unwittingly holds the key to a decades-old mystery, as she struggles to stay one step ahead of the RCMP officer who doesn’t believe her lies. Can she let go of her haunting past and pursue her dream; or remain stuck forever in the town that just won’t let her go?