Bonjour. Welcome to my living room, Cafetière Books. Which, en Français, means… Yellowstone National Park? Not exactly. It means: “coffeemaker.” Because who doesn’t want to pour a cup of freshly brewed coffee when getting ready to snuggle into a comfortable chair with a book?
So, do sit down and make yourself at home. The recliner facing the picture window looks out upon heaven and earth. There are mountains, lakes, skyscrapers, and homes: vast, lush panoramas, each of whom, with its inhabitants, has its story.
And any time you want to say hello, or if you have questions about my books and their come-to-life characters, do feel free to email me at: Myrtle@cafetierebooks.com.
One of the benefits of never having grown up is an endless imagination. My motto: If I can dream it, I can write it. Coupled with love of words, my favorite writing genre is literary fiction seasoned with inspirational fantasy. Embracing comfort and core values is important to me, in all times, and now, in these increasingly troubled ones. Coffee and uplifting books. A perfect marriage.
Why, the picture I took at Yellowstone Park, one partly cloudy day? Because, my first published book, The Geyser Girl of Yellowstone Park, is a fable about a child of mysterious origin whom Old Faithful geyser and a mother buffalo adopt from infancy. Reared with the stories, teachings, and proverbial sayings of her elders, she gains spiritual ascendance daily; during which time, she makes a vow to protect Yellowstone’s heritage and gains a close, protective circle of human friends.
When the circle is breached and her life in peril, she and her father are forced to choose between her safety and her sworn duties.