Great to have you here today with us, Mary. Tell everyone a bit about yourself.
I’m a wife and mother of three grown children, two of whom are getting married this summer! My writing life began in earnest once my youngest started school. I lived at a Christian camp where my dad was the director until I was almost twenty. So, when I decided to write my Rustic Knoll Bible Camp series, I chose a setting much like the home of my youth.
Oh, wow! How fascinating! And congrats on the weddings. Two in one summer. Sounds like you're gonna be hopping. :)
Congratulations on your new release. What is See No Evil about?
See No Evil is the third and last book in the series, and it stars Steven Miller, a blind but very capable camper. A guilty secret from his past motivates him to attempt a triathlon in honor of his deceased father. His buddy agrees to train with him at camp, but then starts down a dangerous moral path that threatens to pull Steven along with him. In addition, the camp’s beloved nurse is unable to manage the clinic due to health reasons. Steven teams up with his friend, Claire, to help Nurse Willie, but his feelings for Claire grow beyond friendship.
Since this is a series, care to give us a hint about the other two books? Can you read this newest story as a stand-alone?Hear No Evil, Book 1, tells the story of 13-year-old Brady, whose mother leaves him at camp with the news she doesn’t want him living with her anymore. He struggles to understand her sudden rejection, until he discovers it’s for his own protection.
Speak No Evil, Book 2, stars Taylor, the bully who intensifies Brady’s misery in the first book. At 15, Taylor’s love for cars deepens when a staff member invites him to help restore a classic Mustang. But Taylor’s sister is at camp with him and her adventurous spirit keeps getting him in trouble. The fun and pranks escalate until they threaten to destroy both Taylor’s dreams and the Mustang.
Each book takes place during successive summers and features a different character, so they can easily be read as stand-alones. However, reading them in order might lend a better understanding of some of the relationships between the characters.