Analise Baxter, an aspiring journalist trapped in a mundane life, returns to the hometown her cold, disciplinarian father took her from 24 years ago. Teerwood, a small coastal town located in Maine. Though beautiful and homey, it is fully equipped with an unseen force looming over them. With rumors of an underground society running the three islands located off the mainland, Ana sets her heart on uncovering the whispered secrets, or debunking the town gossip. Not even a day into her sporadic return, a strange break-in at a respected small shop , reels Ana into a bizarre cover up, laced with a bit of blackmail. She, alongside some reluctant individuals at the Teerwood Police Department and some other “interesting” town constituents, rally together to investigate the break-in. Only to find out, the break- in is not as simple as it seems. When it quickly spirals into a missing persons case.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Initially, I just wanted a surrounding that mirrored my home state. It turned into something more almost immediately; I knew right off the bat I wanted a strong female heroine and a colonial backstory.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The main heroine essentially wrote herself and while every good character needs an interesting backstory, I also wanted to make her (and the other characters) relatable to readers.
Amber Silvia was born and raised in a small, suburban town in Maine. She started writing at the age of 15 and had the chance to independently publish later on in her young adult life. She is currently working on a trilogy, as well as smaller projects.
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