Friday, June 19, 2020

Every June When the Flood Falls

The anniversary of the 2013 Floods that wiped out parts of Canmore, Bragg Creek, Priddis, High River, and Calgary is almost upon us once more. Tension is rising, tempers too.

Part of my annual ritual is revisiting my Series Settings board to remind myself of the high water and particularly the videos of floodwaters rushing through the heart of Bragg Creek.

The action in WHEN THE FLOOD FALLS takes place during these two weeks of nail-biting and restless sleep, when people along the foothills keep one eye on the clouds and the other on the nearest river. Since Lacey is not only new to the area but deathly afraid of brown water after a near-death experience on an RCMP dive team, she's hardly sleeping even before the non-flood danger to her friend ramps up.

Below are some quotes over this week in 'book time', selected by super-fan Gemma Taylor of Maryland, USA, that she thinks capture the essence of the women at the heart of this tale of suspense, danger, and abiding friendship.

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