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literacy/open door

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I am so fortunate to have written two books for Gemma Media's Open Door. These books were inspired by the Irish series designed for adult literacy, but are meant to be enjoyed by anyone seeking a good story. 


“A fierce roar of a book, The Tiger’s Back is what haunts us—be it love, or loss, or a tiger, ‘all ember and ash,’ standing in the roses—Elliott has conjured a puckish elegy to what’s real and what’s illusion in this life.” ― William Lychack, The Architect of Flowers and The Wasp Eater


What do you do when Fate shows up in your rose bed with three-inch canines and retractable claws? Robert―not Bob!―Stevenson wakes up one morning in his Vermont home to find a Bengal tiger sitting in his rose garden. Is the tiger real? Or has the illness that has invaded every other part of Robert’s body finally and quite literally gone to his head? Remember, once you get on a tiger’s back, there is no dismounting.  

“Like the haunting sound of the loons at the lake, Forever and Ever echoes with mystery. Hold on tight to someone you love when you read this beautiful and perfectly scary story.”—Hester Kaplan, Unravished and The Tell



Love never dies…is that the good news or the bad? Young Jaime, high school senior, holed himself up in an isolated cabin on a New Hampshire lake to mourn the tragic death of his girlfriend. He expected to be alone. So who is that swimmer he sees through the mist, out on the lake? What is the wailing he hears as night falls….the cry of the loon?  Maybe Jannie had something else in mind when she made him promise they would be together forever. After all, hadn’t they been voted The Couple Most Likely to Stay Together? 

Forever and Ever.webp
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