Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, is the setting for my debut novel, Anchored in the Bay.
In my opinion, it’s the most beautiful and peaceful place in the world. I’ve been fortunate enough to vacation there for some wonderful summers during my teens and early twenties. I love the whip of the wind in my hair as the ferry crosses the bay from Bayfield to LaPointe, the street signs carved into wooden plaques nailed to trees, the fresh, pine-scented air, the silence and utter blackness of night, and the stunning forests butting up against rocky and sandy shores.
When planning my wedding, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect setting than Bayfield. Everything, location, vendors, hotels, was perfect and couldn’t have been better. It is truly a magnificent part of the the country and I hope to capture a bit of it’s magic in my novels.