THE ART GALLERY by KATIE STEPHENS
When the sole purpose of the company you work for is to send people back in time to fix things, mistakes happen. Kara Brennan’s job is to pursue those mistakes and bring them back to the present before they can do more damage, even if her mark happens to be the dangerous Jack the Ripper. Kara’s lover and fellow teammate sent Jack through the wrong art gallery painting, but now Quinn Markham searches her out for another reason. Another mistake, one that could eliminate his very existence.
Lucas Taylor doesn’t understand why he appears during the American Revolution as a British soldier. Even more disturbing, while attending a celebratory ball in eighteenth century Philadelphia, he recognizes Kara as the young orphan he hasn’t seen in sixteen years—in the twenty-first century. He’s never forgotten her.
Kara identifies her mark, but never expected him to be the boy she knew from the orphanage. Lucas Taylor had been her hero once before. Will her girlhood dreams of the perfect man turn out to be true? Or can Quinn keep Lucas from winning back the only woman he ever loved?
If you discovered a sealed box with “Katie’s memories” scribbled on the side, you’d find a lifetime of partially completed stories, plays and musicals. Katie Stephens has opened that box and writes both non-fiction and fiction, where she happily experiments with all genres. Although her grown children are scattered east and west across the country, she lives solidly in mid-America with two kitties and a husband who keeps asking when she’s really going to retire.
WITCH by ELENA KANE
When suspicion is everywhere, how can love be found? Especially, when you’re the one they seek.
I am a preschooler teacher who lives in a small town in Ohio. I have three wonderful children who I love with everything in me. Together, we love movie night, playing board games, and the occasional game of hide-and-go-seek. I love watching football games in the fall, especially when my kids are playing in the marching band. OSU Buckeyes absolutely rock and Green Bay Packers were my favorite team, although that may change now that they’ve released my favorite player. Christmas is the greatest holiday there is. I simply cannot get enough of the lights, decorations, music, and anything else that has to do with the wonderful holiday. I love flowers, the outdoors, and flip-flops are an absolute must. Beaches are incredible and someday I want to take permanent residence on one. I think it’s the combination of water, sand, and being warm year round, that appeals to me the most.