Sometimes life doesn’t give us Hollywood endings, so we have to create our own. This fictional memoir introduces Clarissa Daring, whose granddaughter Olivia abruptly went missing from her cottage in the little village of Gales Ferry. Clarissa is warm, gentle, and loves her family; she also isn’t altogether all too fond of toads. Toadcraft is something to which Clarissa is no stranger. From her youth in the rural mountains of New Hampshire to the boys her granddaughters bring home to dinner, Clarissa is able to put into words that sense we all have that something just seems off about a toad. This is a story of how Clarissa ended up saving not only Olivia, but Olivia’s sister Anne as well.
We’ll post an excerpt soon.