Guest Blog

Inside the Writing Academy: Meet Anna Burke

My first book, Compass Rose, was the product of the WA. The program gave me the courage, tools, and support I needed to take the manuscript from the mess on my hard drive to something publishable, and perhaps even more valuably, introduced me to a warm and vibrant community of writers and readers. So, when I approached then-Director of Education, Finnian Burnett, about ways I could give back to the WA last year, I jumped at the opportunity to serve as the incoming Director of Education. My hope is that I can bring some of the same passion and enthusiasm for our literature to the WA as Finn, as well as my own experiences as a former WA graduate.

As incoming Director of Education for the GCLS Writing Academy, a role that officially began this January, I am thrilled at the timing of my newest release. Night Tide, the second book in the Seal Cove Romance series, also launches this month. Coincidence? I think not!

I’m so excited to share Lillian and Ivy’s story with you. Those of you who read Spindrift, the first book in the Seal Cove series, will recognize many of the cast, but you do not need to read Spindrift in order to read Night Tide. Check it out if you enjoy:

  • Enemies-to-lovers
  • Workplace romance
  • Small town romance
  • Rich girl/poor girl
  • Lots of animal friends, cozy woodstoves, and snow!

From the back of the book:

Tides change, but some feelings can’t be washed away.

Lillian Lee doesn’t believe in love at first sight. Hate is a different story—and one she is intimately familiar with. Luckily, she hasn’t seen her arch-nemesis, Ivy Holden, since graduating from veterinary school five years ago. Since then, while her life isn’t going exactly according to plan, she’s happy. She has great friends, a job she loves, and the best pets in the world. Most importantly, her life is stable.

Seal Cove, Maine, is the last place Ivy Holden anticipated ending up. But when an unexpected medical condition forces her to relocate to be closer to family, she can’t turn down the opportunity. Her new job at Seal Cove Veterinary Clinic has everything she needs: flexibility, proximity to her family’s summer home, and the chance to do the work she loves. Unfortunately, it also has Lillian Lee.

Thrown back into each other’s orbits, Lillian and Ivy must find a way to work together, despite the treacherous emotions threatening to drown them both.

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