Due to isolation and inbreeding, Isle Royale's wolves are dying out. The alpha wolves of the island's largest pack know what will save their pack -- they must escape from the island and mix their blood with other wolves. The only way to do this is by boat. They need the help of Drew Tamsen, a boat pilot for the island's resort. In luring him into supernatural bondage as a werewolf, the wolves put a kink in Drew's budding relationship with Melora St. James, a waitress. Melora tries to return Drew to his human state but must content with the scientists out to capture him, and a she-werewolf. The balance between survival and extinction for the wolves teeters back and forth. Will Melora succeed? Will the wolves survive? Read more and see reviews.
This sequel to “Eye of the Wolf” finds Melora St. James working to restore the piping plover, an endangered shorebird, to Lake Superior. When her former boyfriend Drew shows up, and they find a mysterious boy lost on the beach, the story takes a surprising turn. In helping the boy, Melora and Drew learn secrets about themselves, building community, and coming to terms with the past. Read more and see reviews.
Marie's short story, "Water Witch" is included in this anthology of Lake Superior-inspired short stories, which won honorable mention for fiction from the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards for 2017. Like the horizon blurs between sky and water, reality and fantasy merge in these tales of human struggle on the edge of one of the world’s largest lakes. If you like lighthouses, ships, beaches, ghosts, road trips up the shore, history, storms, agates, islands, family drama, and the mystical power of water, you’ll enjoy this book. Proceeds from sales support Lake Superior Writers, a nonprofit group that fosters the artistic development of writers and a vibrant literary arts community in northeastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. Read more and see reviews.