M Dressler is the critically acclaimed author of six novels, as well as short stories, memoir, and essays. Her work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, the Washington Post and many other journals and magazines, and her literary awards include the Carson McCullers Fellowship, the Paisano Fellowship in Literature, the North Carolina Artists Fellowship and the Fulbright Award. She is a professor emerita at Guilford College, and lives and writes on the Oregon coast and in the Canyon Country of southern Utah.

“A gothic tale with a modern twist . . . Moving seamlessly between the present and the past, the narrative ratchets up the tension slowly as secrets are revealed and the living come to terms with their own mortality. Dressler makes great use of the tension that arises from characters fighting against the very things they will one day become . . . and reaches beyond the grave to consider the lengths that people go to in order to leave their mark behind.” — Publishers Weekly

“Spellbinding from page one.” — Library Journal

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