by Ty Lord
144 pages, 6x9, $9.95 Trade Paper ISBN: 1-59663-530-4
Sometimes traumatic events bring about the greatest opportunities in life . . . .
When a young Caroline Lansing moves to the tiny town of Smokey Run with her parents, she leaves behind her a familiar city life and is forced to adjust to life in a small town. Despite her often unstable home life, Caroline learns the value of friendship and love in her journey to settle happily in her new life.
Her father is an alcoholic but does his best to provide for his family; and her mother is made old before her time by having to care for such an unreliable man. Seeking solace and comfort from the maelstrom of her parentís turbulent marriage, she turns to her best friend, Kevin Haley, for support. As they grow and embark upon their own romance, Caroline learns that the long-standing bonds of affection are strong but are not secluded from exterior forces. When Kevin proves unfaithful, Caroline is certain that there are not trustworthy people left in the world. Hating everything about her life and desperate to hide from the pain of a broken heart, she takes on a disguise. Transforming herself into Laddie McKenzie, a woman of experience far beyond her own, Caroline decides to take another chance on life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/DIRECTOR
Ty Lord was born in Baltimore City where she lived with her brother, mother and father. They later moved to a small town in Maryland. She married her childhood sweetheart and moved to Howard County. Together they raised six children; two sons and four daughters. She has her children to thank for being the best listeners. Her whole life has been dedicated to writing in some way or another through prose, songs, and poems. The family has expanded in more recent years with eight grandchildren; four boys and four girls.
So, why does she write?
Because she is a storyteller