E.J. Dawson both credits and blames her mother—by reading The Lord of the Rings aloud to E.J. twice—for her complete absorption with the world of fiction. Growing up in a haunted mansion sandwiched between an abandoned mine and an endless pine plantation should have been all the fuel E.J.’s imagination needed, but her parents filled her life with stories: about themselves, their lives, and the ones they had found through the pages of books.
Writing all through her early years and completing her first book at sixteen years old, E.J. let a wonderful pastime fall into a vague hobby. When she turned thirty, and doctors told E.J. she might not be able to have children, she had to find meaning in life again. Her sole focus turned to the one thing that made her happy: writing.
When E.J. is not writing or working in a small country town on council permits, she’s walking her two rescue special needs dogs, spending time with her husband, or curled up with a book. E.J. has several books currently out in The Last Prophecy series. You can connect with her at www.ejdawson.com and twitter@ejdawsonauthor.
Behind the Veil
Can she keep the secrets of her past to rescue a girl tormented by a ghost?
In 1920s Los Angeles, Letitia Hawking reads the veil between life and death. A scrying bowl allows her to experience the final moments of the deceased. She brings closure to grief-stricken war widows and mourning families.
For Letitia, it is a penance. She knows no such peace.
For Alasdair Driscoll, it may be the only way to save his niece, Finola, from her growing night terrors. But when Letitia sees a shadowy figure attached to the household, it rouses old fears of her unspeakable past in England.
When a man comes to her about his missing daughter, the third girl to go missing in as many months, Letitia can’t help him when she can’t see who’s taken them.
As a darkness haunts Letitia’s vision, she may not be given a choice in helping the determined Mr Driscoll, or stop herself falling in love with him. But to do so risks a part of herself she locked away, and to release it may cost Letitia her sanity and her heart.