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J.P. McLean

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I'm very fortunate to live in a writer's paradise on one of the small northern Gulf Islands off the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The rugged beaches and towering fir and arbutus trees that surround me often end up in my stories. When I'm not pouring my imagination into my computer, I'm futzing in gardens, making a mess of the kitchen or romping with my Wheaten-cross, Molly. I write stories that entice you to believe the impossible and escape the everyday for a while. Enjoy the read!

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J.P. McLean My most recent book is the fourth in a series so the idea came from the natural growth of the characters and issues raised in previous books.…moreMy most recent book is the fourth in a series so the idea came from the natural growth of the characters and issues raised in previous books. Additionally, readers will sometimes tell me they think "x" is going to happen, or that "y" character is going to (fill in the blank). These remarks are fertile ground for my imagination, and I often build on the idea in the next book.(less)
J.P. McLean She should have known not to follow. I'd warned her she couldn't unsee the spurting blood, nor the steam that rises as it runs free.
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[image error]The birds shared the cherries this year. Unintentionally, I’m sure. Most years the birds get to the red orbs ten minutes before the fruit reaches peak ripeness. But look at this beautiful bowlful we managed to pick before the birds pecked the tree clean.


No matter the fruit, it seems we’re in a race with the critters to get a sample of the crop. I don’t mind sharing th...

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