Author: Laurel Anne Hill
Details: A mystical vision of an airship appears to fifteen-year-old Juanita. The long-dead captain commands her to prevent California’s thrown-away people—including young children—from boarding trains to an asylum. That institution’s director plots murder to reduce the inmate population. Yet to save innocent lives Juanita must take lives of the corrupt. How can she reconcile her assignment with her belief in the sacredness of all human life? And will she survive to marry her betrothed?
Juanita sets out despite inner trepidation to sabotage the railroad. Her ancestor Billy, the ghost of a steam locomotive engineer, guides her. Then bit by bit, she discovers the gut-wrenching truths all her ancestors neglected to reveal.
Come visit Juanita’s world—an alternate nineteenth-century California—where spirits meet steampunk, where both love and anger emanate from beyond the grave.
Laurel Anne Hill grew up in San Francisco, California, with more dreams of adventure than good sense or money. Her close brushes with death, love of family, respect for honor and belief in a higher power continue to influence her writing and her life. Laurel is the author of the award-winning novel, Heroes Arise. Her published short stories and nonfiction pieces total forty. She continues to serve as a participant at many science fiction/fantasy conventions. Laurel's late husband, David Irwin Hill, served for ten years in the U.S. Navy (three on active duty and seven in the Reserve). The Engine Woman's Light, which took her 20 years to write, meant a lot to him. They did most of the research together. He clung to life until he held the book in his hands, watched the book launch via Facetime, and listened to Laurel read the story at his bedside. Laurel is the Literary Stage Manager for the annual San Mateo County Fair in California, a writing contest judge, and an editor for Fault Zone. Visit http: //www.laurelannehill.com for more information.Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Sand Hill Review Press (January 12, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces