My story, Whale Island, in the Almost Home anthology collection, is about hiding. Chalese Hamilton is hiding who she was in her past and who she is now in her present. Up until now, things in that department had been going fairly well.
Her mother and her sister share in her secrets. They live on an island off the coast of Washington and have formed entirely new lives with new names. Chalese is an outrageously popular children’s book writer and illustrator, but few people on the island know. She simply wants to blend in with everyone else and have her privacy. But secrets usually don’t hold forever and when Aiden Bridger, a reporter, arrives on the island, the secrets explode.
There are a few twists to the story, a number of dogs and cats, a yellow house, paints and colored pencils, a pet communicator, a poker tournament, a wily best friend and a pregnant sister who are edgy and wild and bring laughter and trouble to Chalese’s life, and a few drawings that hit the internet that were never, ever supposed to be there…
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ISBN-10: 1420108867 | ISBN-13: 978-1420108866