Michelle Cox is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as “Novel Notes of Local Lore,” a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents. She suspects she may have once lived in the 1930s and, having yet to discover a handy time machine lying around, has resorted to writing about the era as a way of getting herself back there. Coincidentally, her books have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and many others, so she might be on to something. Unbeknownst to most, Michelle hoards board games she doesn’t have time to play and is, not surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music. Also marmalade.
At Scarthbreck Faro’s mother is determined to find him a wife, and this Lammastide the legend of the seal king’s annual claim of a human bride becomes reality. Faro’s holiday and his original secret mission turn into a nightmare. With himself as the crime suspect in a girl’s disappearance, he is in deadly danger, his life threatened by circumstances beyond his control.
To protect the innocentand the infamousshe has changed or altered the screen names of the real-life characters who populated her online haunts. Even so, each and every story is inspired by reality. The community was involved in drama, sex, outrageous parties, and even murder. Physicians Online invented the word cyber-bullying before it became a world-wide term.
In this personal narrative, Michelle shares true and amazing stories about her experiences with this online group with the hope of conveying just a little of what she felt in the early days of Internet communities.
Each story and accompanying application demonstrates how much God values mothers. Stories provide examples of how everyday circumstances and decisions influence the lives of our children in life-changing and eternal ways.