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"Heart-stopping." -Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of The Dream Daughter

She’ll do anything to save them.

But what will she do to save herself?


When Kat Jamison retreats to the Blue Ridge Mountains, she's counting on peace and solitude to help her make a difficult decision. Her breast cancer has returned, but after the death of her husband, her will to fight is dampened. Now she has a choice to make: face yet another round of chemotherapy or surrender gracefully. 

Self-reflection quickly proves impossible as her getaway is complicated by a pair of abandoned dogs and two friendly children staying nearby, Lily and Nirav. In no time at all, Kat's quiet seclusion is invaded by the happy confusion of children and pets.

But when lightning ignites a deadly wildfire, Kat's cabin is cut off from the rest of the camp, separating Lily and Nirav from their parents. Left with no choice, Kat, the children, and the dogs must flee on foot through the drought-stricken forest, away from the ravenous flames. As a frantic rescue mission is launched below the fire line, Kat drives the party deeper into the mountains, determined to save four innocent lives. But when the moment comes to save her own, Kat will have to decide just how hard she’s willing to fight to survive.

A heart-pounding novel of bravery, sacrifice, and self-discovery, Wildland will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very last page.

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I’ve always been an avid reader, and books have influenced my life from the very beginning. After reading the Marguerite Henry horse books, the Black Stallion series, and all of James Herriot, I ended up going to vet school. I devoured the Rick Brant Science Adventure series (without ever noticing the pesky detail that there were no women scientists in those books) and ended up with a career as a clinical scientist.


Writing has been a natural offshoot of my love of reading.. It’s my hope that my writing provides readers with great entertainment—and hopefully a few things to think about along the way.

I have three grown sons, two crazy rescue-dogs, and one patient husband, and I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. When not busy writing, I love hiking and travel, and (of course) curling up with a good book.



Agent (for all rights and inquiries):
     Nalini Akolekar: nakolekar@spencerhillassociates.com
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