Meet Havelah McLat
Introducing the winner of our International Women's Day giveaway, author Havelah McLat!
Havelah McLat grew up on a small farm in rural Ohio with her family. They live on a farm with cows, goats, cats, ducks, dogs, and a lot of chickens. As a kid, she spent a lot of time drawing characters and animals. When she was thirteen and saw her older sister writing a story, she wanted to be like her, a writer. She started off writing fan stories like Tinker Bell to go with her own fairy characters. During the summer of 2011, she wrote her first original short story about a basilisk lizard and a fairy.
As she got older, her passion grew to writing stories about the world, faith, and topics that matter to her. She doesn't just write fantasy stories, but likes to dabble in different genres, like sweet romance, inspirational, children's books, and sometimes historical fiction. She has written several short stories: The Whole of the Moon (a story inspired by the song by The Waterboys) Catharsis (a historical/biography fiction based on Andrew Wyeth and his famous painting), Christina's World, and Stars (a short freestyle poem), and they have been featured in various anthologies.
A Forever Summer is her debut novel, and she has another book, When You Returned, releasing in April 2023. She hopes to continue to publish and share her stories with the world. When she is not writing, she likes to read books--especially historical fiction set in the 1900s-1930s--and draw characters. She shares her artwork on her website. In her free time, she helps with events at her local church and community and spends time with her family.
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Check out Havelah's books!
It’s hard to know who you can trust, when you can’t remember your past.
Katherine is an artist struggling with the grief of losing her mother at a young age. When her father dies, she and her sister unexpectedly inherit a house in Westchester Bay—a house she doesn’t remember. When she finds a strange collection of old letters addressed to her, she starts to question everything. Her dreams and drawings all seem to hold a secret, a hint of who she was before the day her mother died. While searching for answers, she befriends Janson Caswell: a kindhearted man with a complicated past of his own. The deeper their relationship grows, though, the more they are faced with a darker reality. . . [read more]
Is their love strong enough to heal the wounds of the past?
Once a renowned skater, Jaclyn is now a single mother, working at the beloved skating rink in a small town in Colorado that has been in her family for generations. When the rink is at risk of being lost, she looks for help from professionals. The last person she expects to help them get back on their feet is Lavern, an old flame from high school. After running from grief over the loss of his brother eight years ago, Lavern is back in town on assignment from a company that helps struggling businesses. Assigned to help the rink recover, he now must face the girl he once loved and left behind. . . [read more]
Until next week! As always, happy reading! ❤️