What is it about water?

What is it about being near water that seems to make everything a little better?

I grew up on Lake George, spending all my summers there until I was 18. We did the camping thing…the waterskiing thing…the sailing thing…the fishing thing…the hiking thing…

The first summer I didn’t go to Lake George my husband (live in boyfriend then) and I bought our first boat together. We couldn’t afford furniture or a second car, but we bought the boat.

Years later, we raised our children on Owasco Lake in Central New York. It’s one of the Finger Lakes and we continued on with all the things…though sailing became jet skiing and hiking became kayaking and I stopped fishing all together (was never really my thing).

I loved going to the lake, perching myself on a lounge chair, and listening to the water gently lap agains the break wall. I’m truly at my happiest at the water.

Why?

Some people believe the Ocean has a calming effect on the brain. Many people return to the water (be it an ocean or a lake or a river) for a sense of clarity and creativity. Some people even find the pitter patter of the rain calming. I know I sometimes love the sound of the rain pelting against the windows.

Here is an interesting article about a group of Scientists discussing the ocean’s effect on the brain.

Personally, I totally buy into. The more I’m around the water…the more creative I am…and more importantly, the happier I feel.

Want to walk the beach!?

Do what is right in the eyes of the law? Or what is right in your heart?

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That is a question my hero FRANK HARMON faces in the book DARK WATER, which happens to be free today.

When Frank is called to a home during a domestic dispute, and he knows the woman is lying when she says she’s fine and nothing happened. Just a misunderstanding. He doesn’t back down easily, asking her to step outside, talk without her husband present, but she refuses, so Frank has to walk away…

Two days later, as a RESCUE SWIMMER on the SCUBA team for the State Police, he pulls that woman’s dead body from the lake. An event that changes him forever. He blames himself. Worse, he comes face to face with the victims ten-year-old son.

Frank has always believed everything has to be done by the book, so when he goes breaking rules to make sure the victim’s murderer is brought to justice, its a huge character change for him. That said, if faced with the same dilemma, he’d still follow protocol, only he might push a little harder.

Our Heroine, Lacy, has a different character change because she too, blames the cop who walked away from her sister the night the police were called. Imagine what happens when she finds out the man she’s about to marry, who is helping find her sister’s killer, is the man she blames for her death?

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