Though born and raised in the south, L.J. Garland has lived on both the east and west coasts. She adores traveling, the latest adventures added to her Bucket List: Machu Pichu and Australia’s Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef.
Married to her best friend for over twenty years, she spends her time home schooling three rambunctious boys, editing in the epub industry, and writing stories that she hopes catches her readers’ imaginations as much as the characters and plotlines captivate her. In her spare time (what there is of it LOL), she has a multitude of hobbies, including building archery equipment from scratch and creating stained glass. She and her husband are both rated helicopter pilots and spent their 10th anniversary flying cross-country from east to west coast…an adventure she highly recommends.
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, at the age of two Debbie and her mother moved to New Jersey, spending many happy years on her grandparent's horse farm. You'll sometimes find this setting a backdrop in her work.
As a teenager, she and her mother found a new home in Vermont, where she currently resides. With a daughter in the Air Force, and two sons working for the family business, Debbie now shuffles her time between a full time job and actively writing her next book.
About eight years ago, while looking at over three hundred treasured books lining her shelves, she realized there was a multitude of stories of her own clamoring for release. Since then, she's seriously persevered in keeping the keyboard in constant motion.
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Recommended reading for 18 years and older
Small-town sheriff, Alex Pillsner has always called Shadow Bluff Island his home. He grew up here. Got his first job here. He even fell in love here. Hard. With a ring in his pocket, he went to her house to propose. But she’d already packed up and left the island…and him. Problem is, even after fourteen years, she’s the only woman his heart wants.
The day she graduated high school, Darla Markos left Shadow Bluff Island and never looked back. But fourteen years later, circumstances change and the island beckons her. As a single mother, she only wants to focus on her new business venture and her daughter. However, with her first step on the island, her past catches up to her…a sexy sheriff who proves to be a delicious distraction.
But long before Alex and Darla, before the quaint town of Shadow Bluff ever appeared, other forces were at work on the island. Oh, they’ve heard the folklore, even witnessed the occasional odd happening. But neither believes it’s more than late-night tales told to spook children. However, when Alex’s quiet life suddenly turns upside down and an evil entity threatens Darla and her daughter, he’ll be forced to make decisions he’s never imagined.
Once you visit Shadow Bluff, you just might never leave....